If a court of competent jurisdiction shall adjudge to be invalid or unconstitutional any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this chapter, the judgment or decree shall not affect, impair, invalidate or nullify the remainder of this chapter, but the effect of the court’s adjudication shall be confined to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this chapter so adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 46, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 30.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 10-7-13
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.