§ 15.67. Saving clause.

 (a)  Use. Newly enacted statutes could often disrupt transactions already in progress. The saving clause preserves rights and duties that have already matured or proceedings that have already been begun. The repeal of a penal statute terminates all prosecutions under it. If this is not the purpose, or if the penal provisions are substantially reenacted by the repealing statute, pending prosecutions should be specifically saved. This is not necessary with respect to civil rights and proceedings which are preserved by the act (1 Pa.C.S. § §  1962, 1975, 1976 and 1978).

 (b)  Form. The form of the saving clause for repealed penal statutes may be in the following language, together with additional provisions necessary in the individual case: ‘‘The provisions of this act shall not affect any act done, liability incurred or right accrued or vested, or affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any right or penalty or punish any offense under the authority of any act or part thereof repealed by this act.’’



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