CHAPTER 978*

CONCLUDING PROVISIONS

*As to the words “acts public in form, but of a local or private nature”, see Sec. 2, Public Act No. 5, Special Session, February, 1948; 123 C. 316. Revision contains entire law, and date when particular law went into effect of little consequence. 84 C. 470. Revisors are presumed not to change the law. 67 C. 592; 68 C. 423; 69 C. 452; 71 C. 517; id., 529; 76 C. 288; 77 C. 35; 80 C. 584; 84 C. 370; 99 C. 351; 100 C. 412; intent to do so must clearly appear. 86 C. 61; 125 C. 319. Reenactment of law carries with it construction the court has put upon it. 73 C. 288; 82 C. 354. In case of repugnancy between sections of general statutes, the one last separately enacted should prevail. 116 C. 125, 126. Court will recognize intentional omission by Revisors as obsolete and express repeal by General Assembly. 125 C. 319; 129 C. 134. Section of 1930 revision concerning taking of land by water companies held not to repeal similar power in plaintiff’s charter. 124 C. 441. Repeal of a statute does not impair rights that have been vested while the statute was in force. 125 C. 147. Purpose was to preserve the status quo of civil and criminal matters commenced by virtue of the repealed laws and pending prior to effective date of revision. 142 C. 28. Cited. Id., 229.

Cited. 5 CS 252.

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Sec. 55-1. Repeal of former statutes.

Sec. 55-2. Certain rights, penalties and criminal liabilities not affected by repeal.

Sec. 55-3. Limitation of effect of certain acts.

Sec. 55-4. Terms of office not affected.


Sec. 55-1. Repeal of former statutes. Obsolete.

Sec. 55-2. Certain rights, penalties and criminal liabilities not affected by repeal. Obsolete.

Sec. 55-3. Limitation of effect of certain acts. No provision of the general statutes, not previously contained in the statutes of the state, which imposes any new obligation on any person or corporation, shall be construed to have a retrospective effect.

(1949 Rev., S. 8896.)

Not applicable to new statute which is merely procedural in its character and does not impose new obligations nor affect substantive rights. 118 C. 536; 129 C. 131; 125 C. 147. Statutes should be construed retrospectively only when the mandate of the legislature is imperative. 148 C. 447. Obligation referred to herein means one of substantive law and this section does not apply to new statutory provision for service on foreign corporation under certain circumstances by service on secretary of state. 157 C. 92. Cited. 163 C. 478. Taxation of the exercise and nonexercise, after enactment of tax, of a power of appointment created prior to enactment of tax does not violate this section and is valid. 166 C. 581. There is a general presumption that legislation affecting substantive rights is intended to apply prospectively only. 173 C. 328. Cited. 178 C. 180. Amendments to a statute which affect substantive rights will be given prospective application only. 180 C. 720. Cited. 182 C. 40. Cited. 184 C. 569. Cited. 187 C. 451. Cited. 190 C. 77. Statute establishes a rule of presumed legislative intent, rather than a rule of law. 194 C. 165. Cited. Id., 187. Cited. 196 C. 53. Cited. 200 C. 734. Cited. 204 C. 212. Cited. 208 C. 480. Cited. 210 C. 462. Cited. 216 C. 523. Cited. 218 C. 170. Cited. 219 C. 520. Cited. 232 C. 780. Cited. 233 C. 474. Section precludes a retroactive application of 1994 amendment to Sec. 46b-127. 237 C. 364. Cited. 239 C. 676. Cited. 241 C. 282. Amendment to Sec. 29-32 re pistol permits affected defendant’s substantive right to bear arms and thus Sec. 53-3 applies, but its presumption in this case is rebutted by unequivocally expressed legislative intent. 243 C. 250. Cited. 247 C. 638. Retroactive effect of P.A. 00-174, Sec. 71, discussed. 255 C. 498.

Cited. 3 CA 697. Cited. 22 CA 285. Cited. 27 CA 800. Cited. 34 CA 833. Cited. 35 CA 31. Cited. 42 CA 542. Cited. 44 CA 598.

Not applicable to recovery of state’s contribution from the estate of a person who was a public charge. 11 CS 295. Legislation regulating credit unions prospective in nature. 15 CS 48. A statute will not be given retroactive construction by which it will impose liabilities not existing prior to its passage. 18 CS 161. Cited. 30 CS 596. Cited. 35 CS 603. Cited. 39 CS 321. Cited. 44 CS 207; Id., 297. Section establishes a rule of presumed legislative intent rather than a rule of law. 45 CS 586.

Sec. 55-4. Terms of office not affected. Obsolete.