Canal Law Section 140
1.The provisions of this chapter or the repeal of any statute thereby, shall not affect or impair any act done or right accrued or acquired, or any liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred or defense accrued, or established prior to its enactment. If any clause, sentence, paragraph or part of this chapter shall, for any reason, be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph or part thereof, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.
2.Any work or proceeding initiated under any existing law pertaining to canal matters shall be conducted legally to its termination and conclusion in the manner, subject to the provisions of and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by such law. It is the intent that upon the enactment of this chapter into law all work or proceedings undertaken thereafter relating to canal matters shall be administered under the authority and provisions contained in this chapter.
Section 140 — Saving clause,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/CAL/140 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).