2022 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 17 - Transition Provisions
§ 14-2-1703. Saving Provisions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 14-2-1703 (2022)
  1. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, the amendment or repeal of a statute by this chapter does not affect:
    1. The operation of the statute or any action taken under it before its repeal;
    2. Any ratification, right, remedy, privilege, obligation, cause of action, liability, penalty, or action or special proceeding acquired, accrued, or incurred under the statute before its repeal except as provided in subsection (f) of Code Section 14-2-630 and Code Section 14-2-1332; but the same, as well as actions that are pending on July 1, 1989, may be asserted, enforced, prosecuted, or defended as if the prior statute has not been repealed;
    3. Any violation of the statute, or any penalty, forfeiture, or punishment incurred because of the violation, before its repeal;
    4. Transactions validly entered into before July 1, 1989, and the rights, duties, and interests flowing from them shall remain valid thereafter and may be terminated, completed, consummated, or enforced as required or permitted by any statute repealed by this chapter as though the repeal had not occurred;
    5. Any proceeding, reorganization, or dissolution commenced under the statute before its repeal, and the proceeding, reorganization, or dissolution may be completed in accordance with the statute as if it had not been repealed; or
    6. Any provision of the articles of incorporation, charter, or bylaws of a corporation in existence on July 1, 1989, that was authorized or permitted by the prior general corporation law of this state, that was validly adopted under the law in effect at the time of its adoption, and that is authorized or permitted by this chapter.
  2. If a penalty or punishment imposed for violation of a statute repealed by this chapter is reduced by this chapter, the penalty or punishment if not already imposed shall be imposed in accordance with this chapter.

History. Code 1981, § 14-2-1703 , enacted by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1070, § 1; Ga. L. 1993, p. 1231, § 27.

Code Commission notes.

Pursuant to Code Section 28-9-5, in 1993, a comma was deleted following “Code Section 14-2-630” in paragraph (a)(2).

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