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VI. False personation and cheats.....
XII. Frauds in the sale of passage tickets..
TITLE XVI. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS...
XVIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
THE PENAL CODE.
CHAPTER 676, LAWS OF 1881.
1889, 1890, 1891, 1892 and 1893.
Passed July 26, 1881; three tifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
2. Its effect.
15. Punishment of misdemeanors.
$ 2. Its effect.-No act or omission begun after the beginning of the day on which this Code takes effect as a law, shall be deemed criminal or punishable, except as prescribed or authorized by this Code, or by some statute of this state not repealed by it. Any act or omission begun prior to that day may be inquired of, prosecuted and punished in the same manner as if this Code had not been passed.
A section of this Code, even if it purported to enact a rule applicable to past as well as future transactions, is void as to the former only, in case they are separable. People v. O'Neil, 109 N. Y., 262; 14 St. Rep., 829; Jaehne v. People, 6 N. Y. Cr.. 240
See Darrow v. Family Fund Society, 116 N. Y., 542; 27 St. Rep., 476; People r. Jaebne, 3 St. Rep., 111; 103 N. Y., 193; 4 N. Y. Cr., 193; People v. Beckwith, 7 id., 148; 12 si. Rep., 795: People v. Bernardo, 1 N. Y. Cr., 248; People r. Hollenbeck, id., 431, note; 65 How., 401; People v. Hatter, 22 N. Y. Su p., 690.