Code of the District of Columbia

§ 47–3722. Effect of repealers.

(a) The repeal by this act of any provision of law shall not affect any act done or any right accrued or accruing under the provision of law before April 1, 1987, or any suit or proceeding had or commenced before April 1, 1987, but all rights and liabilities under prior law shall continue and may be enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as if the repeal had not been made.

(b) All offenses committed, and all penalties incurred prior to April 1, 1987, under any provision of law repealed, may be prosecuted and punished in the same manner and with the same effect as if this chapter had not been enacted.


(Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-168, § 23, 33 DCR 7008; Feb. 28, 1987, D.C. Law 6-209, §§ 402(e), 403(1), 34 DCR 689; enacted, Apr. 9, 1997, D.C. Law 11-254, § 2, 44 DCR 1575.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-3722.

References in Text

“This Act,” referred to in subsection (a), is D.C. Law 6-168, codified as § 47-3701 et seq.

Effective Dates

Section 601(b) of D.C. Law 6-209 provided that title III and sections 401, 402, 404, 405 and 406 of the act shall take effect on October 1, 1987.