2009 California Government Code - Section 9600-9612 :: Chapter 6. Operation Of Statutes And Resolutions

GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 9600-9612

9600.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a statute enacted
at a regular session shall go into effect on January 1 next following
a 90-day period from the date of enactment of the statute and a
statute enacted at a special session shall go into effect on the 91st
day after adjournment of the special session at which the bill was
passed.
   (b) Statutes calling elections, statutes providing for tax levies
or appropriations for the usual current expenses of the state, and
urgency statutes shall go into effect immediately upon their
enactment.

9602.  Every concurrent and joint resolution takes effect upon the
filing of it with the Secretary of State.

9603.  The general rules for the construction of statutes are
contained in the preliminary provisions of the different codes.

9604.  When the provisions of one statute are carried into another
statute under circumstances in which they are required to be
construed as restatements and continuations and not as new
enactments, any reference made by any statute, charter or ordinance
to such provisions shall, unless a contrary intent appears, be deemed
a reference to the restatements and continuations.

9605.  Where a section or part of a statute is amended, it is not to
be considered as having been repealed and reenacted in the amended
form. The portions which are not altered are to be considered as
having been the law from the time when they were enacted; the new
provisions are to be considered as having been enacted at the time of
the amendment; and the omitted portions are to be considered as
having been repealed at the time of the amendment. When the same
section or part of a statute is amended by two or more acts enacted
at the same session, any portion of an earlier one of such successive
acts which is omitted from a subsequent act shall be deemed to have
been omitted deliberately and any portion of a statute omitted by an
earlier act which is restored in a subsequent act shall be deemed to
have been restored deliberately.
   In the absence of any express provision to the contrary in the
statute which is enacted last, it shall be conclusively presumed that
the statute which is enacted last is intended to prevail over
statutes which are enacted earlier at the same session and, in the
absence of any express provision to the contrary in the statute which
has a higher chapter number, it shall be presumed that a statute
which has a higher chapter number was intended by the Legislature to
prevail over a statute which is enacted at the same session but has a
lower chapter number.
   For the purposes of this section, every statute of an
even-numbered year of a two-year regular session of the Legislature
is deemed to bear a higher chapter number than any statute enacted in
the odd-numbered year of that session.

9606.  Any statute may be repealed at any time, except when vested
rights would be impaired. Persons acting under any statute act in
contemplation of this power of repeal.

9607.  (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), no statute or part
of a statute, repealed by another statute, is revived by the repeal
of the repealing statute without express words reviving such repealed
statute or part of a statute.
   (b) If a later enacted statute that deletes or extends the date of
termination or repeal of a previously enacted law is chaptered
before such date of termination or repeal, the terminated or repealed
law is revived when the later enacted statute becomes operative.

9608.  The termination or suspension (by whatsoever means effected)
of any law creating a criminal offense does not constitute a bar to
the indictment or information and punishment of an act already
committed in violation of the law so terminated or suspended, unless
the intention to bar such indictment or information and punishment is
expressly declared by an applicable provision of law.

9609.  A statute amending a section of a repealed statute is void.

9610.  The fixing or authorizing the fixing of the salary of a State
officer or employee by statute is not intended to and does not
constitute an appropriation of money for the payment of the salary.
The salary shall be paid only in the event that moneys are made
available therefor by another provision of law.

9611.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, whenever
a provision of law is temporarily suspended, or is expressly or
impliedly modified or repealed by a provision which is declared to be
effective for only a limited period, the original provisions are not
to be deemed repealed, but upon the expiration of the time of the
temporary suspension or the effectiveness of the inconsistent
provision, the original provision shall have the same force and
effect as if the temporary provision had not been enacted.

9612.  Unless the context otherwise requires whenever the terms
United States Army, Army of the United States, United States Navy, or
military service appear in a statute whether singly or any
combination of them, they shall be deemed to include the United
States Air Force.


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