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S 3010. Commissioner and bureau of motor vehicles continued. The repeal by this chapter of the vehicle and traffic law as heretofore in force and effect and the enactment of the provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed or construed as operating to create a new office of commissioner of motor vehicles or a new bureau of motor vehicles, but shall be deemed and held to constitute a continuance of such office and bureau. The present commissioner of motor vehicles shall continue in office until his successor shall have been duly appointed and has qualified and the organization of the present bureau of motor vehicles shall continue as the bureau of motor vehicles in the department of taxation and finance until changed pursuant to law. S 3011. Reference to highway law. The reference by any law, general or special, to any section of articles eleven or eleven-a of the highway law shall be deemed a reference to the corresponding section of the vehicle and traffic law as modified or changed by this chapter. S 3012. Existing licenses and registrations not affected. Subject to the provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, hereby enacted, relative to revocation or suspension of operators' or chauffeurs' licenses or registration of motor vehicles and motorcycles, this chapter shall not affect nor impair any such license or registration heretofore granted or issued. S 3013. Saving clauses. 1. Nothing contained in this chapter shall affect or impair any act done or right accruing, accrued or acquired, or any penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred prior to the time when this chapter shall take effect, under or by virtue of the provision or provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, as in force immediately prior to the time this chapter shall take effect, but the same may be asserted, enforced, prosecuted or inflicted, as fully and to the same extent as if this chapter shall not have taken effect. 2. An act of the legislature of the year nineteen hundred fifty-nine or nineteen hundred sixty which, in form, adds or purports to add a new article, section, subdivision or other provision of law to the vehicle and traffic law, as in force immediately prior to the time this chapter shall take effect, shall be legally effective notwithstanding the repeal of such law by this chapter and shall be deemed and construed as having been added to this chapter and shall be given full effect according to its context as if the same had been added expressly and in terms to this chapter and shall be deemed and construed to have been inserted in this chapter in the appropriate respective position in regard to and as modifying the effect of the corresponding provision or provisions of this chapter. 3. Any act of the legislature of the year nineteen hundred fifty-nine or nineteen hundred sixty which, in form, amends or repeals or purports to amend or repeal any provision or provisions of the former vehicle and traffic law shall be legally effective notwithstanding the repeal of such former vehicle and traffic law by this chapter and shall be construed as an amendment or repeal as the case may be, of the corresponding provision or provisions of this chapter irrespective of whether such provision or provisions are contained in this chapter in one or more than one article, section, subdivision or other part thereof and such corresponding provision or provisions shall be deemed and construed to be amended, modified, changed or repealed as though the same had been expressly and in terms so amended or repealed. 4. Reference in any act of the legislature of the year nineteen hundred fifty-nine or nineteen hundred sixty to an existing article, section, subdivision or other provision of the vehicle and traffic law, as in force immediately prior to the time this chapter shall take effect, shall be deemed and construed to refer to the corresponding article, section, subdivision or other provision of such law, as renumbered, modified or amended by this chapter. 5. The provisions of this chapter in so far as they are substantially the same as the existing provisions of the vehicle and traffic law shall be construed as a continuation of the provisions of the former vehicle and traffic law and not as new enactments. 6. This chapter shall not affect pending actions or proceedings, civil or criminal, but the same may be prosecuted or defended in the same manner and with the same effect as though this chapter had not been passed. S 3014. Laws repealed. Chapter fifty-four of the laws of nineteen hundred twenty-nine, entitled "An act relating to motor vehicles, motorcycles, and highway traffic, constituting chapter seventy-one of the consolidated laws," and all acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, constituting the vehicle and traffic law as heretofore in force, are hereby repealed, except as otherwise provided herein. S 3015. Time to take effect. This chapter shall take effect October first, nineteen hundred sixty. Top of Page
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