2006 New York Code - Construction; Inconsistent Laws

    § 84. Construction; inconsistent laws. This article shall be liberally
  construed  to  effectuate its objects and purposes and the public policy
  of the state as hereby declared.  If any part of this  article,  or  its
  application  to  any persons or circumstances, is adjudged by a court to
  be invalid or ineffectual, such judgment shall not affect the  remainder
  of  the article or its application to any other person or circumstances.
  This article shall supersede all laws inconsistent with it to the extent
  of such inconsistency,  but  in  all  other  respects  shall  be  deemed
  supplemental  to  such laws.  Nothing contained in this article shall be
  construed as a repeal of any provision of the penal law or the  criminal
  procedure  law  or  any other law relating to criminal or quasi-criminal
  actions or proceedings.

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