The passage of chapter 660 of the Public Laws of 1939 shall not affect any acts done, or any right accruing or accrued, or acquired or established, or any remedy for any injury thereto or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal case before the time when chapter 660 took effect, but the proceedings in every such case shall be made to conform, whenever the text of this title requires, to the provisions of chapter 660.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 250; G.L. 1956, § 42-21-9.)