S 160. Construction of chapter. This chapter shall be so construed as to assure that the policy of the state and the intent and purpose thereof will be carried out. S 161. Invalidity; effect of. If any part, provision or section of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder thereof or the application of such part, provision or section to any other person or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. S 162. Laws repealed; effect of repeal; saving clause. 1. Chapter one hundred eighty of the laws of nineteen hundred thirty-three, entitled "An act relating to the manufacture, sale, control, distribution and regulation of certain alcoholic beverages, constituting chapter three-b of the consolidated laws, " and all acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto are hereby repealed. 2. The repeal of the acts specified in subdivision one hereof shall not operate or be construed to shorten or terminate the term of any license heretofore issued thereunder or the rights of any person holding such a license; nor shall it be construed to abolish the state alcoholic beverage control board or the several county alcoholic beverage control boards or the New York city alcoholic beverage control board, as presently constituted, and which were heretofore established and are now operating pursuant to such acts nor to invalidate or affect any action heretofore taken by either of such boards or their officers or employees; nor to require the discharge or the re-appointment of any employees of either of such boards. 3. This chapter shall not affect any action or proceeding now pending in any court. S 163. Time of taking effect. This chapter shall take effect July first, nineteen hundred thirty-four except that the state liquor authority and the local alcoholic beverage control board may, prior to July first, nineteen hundred thirty-four, receive and entertain such applications for licenses or permits and take such other steps as may be necessary or appropriate to permit this chapter to become effective and operative on July first, nineteen hundred thirty-four. S 164. Saving clause on repeal of article three. 1. The repeal of article three by the chapter of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-five which added this section shall not operate or be construed to invalidate or affect any action heretofore taken by the several county alcoholic beverage control boards or the New York city alcoholic beverage control board, as heretofore established by said article three, or by their boards or officers or employees, nor to require the discharge or the re-appointment of any of their employees. 2. Such chapter of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-five shall not affect any action or proceeding now pending in any court on or before the effective date of this section. Top of Page
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