Effect of repeal generally
17 Effect of repeal generally
(1) The repeal of an enactment does not affect—
(a)the validity, invalidity, effect, or consequences of anything done or suffered:
(b)an existing right, interest, title, immunity, or duty:
(c)an existing status or capacity:
(d)an amendment made by the enactment to another enactment:
(e)the previous operation of the enactment or anything done or suffered under it.
(2)The repeal of an enactment does not revive—
(a)an enactment that has been repealed or a rule of law that has been abolished:
(b)any other thing that is not in force or existing at the time the repeal takes effect.
20 Enactments made under repealed legislation to have continuing effect
(1) An enactment made under a repealed enactment, and that is in force immediately before that repeal, continues in force as if it had been made under any other enactment—
(a)that, with or without modification, replaces, or that corresponds to, the enactment repealed; and
(b)under which it could be made.
(2) An enactment that continues in force may be amended or revoked as if it had been made under the enactment that replaces, or that corresponds to, the repealed enactment.
22 References to repealed enactment
(1)The repeal of an enactment does not affect an enactment in which the repealed enactment is applied, incorporated, or referred to.
(2)A reference in an enactment to a repealed enactment is a reference to an enactment that, with or without modification, replaces, or that corresponds to, the enactment repealed.
(3)Subsection (1) is subject to subsection (2).
Source: Interpretation Act 1999 [ Law of Newzealand]