NEW YORK STATE
MULTIPLE DWELLING LAW
Chapter 713 of the Laws of 1929, as amended
LAWS REPEALED; SAVING CLAUSES; EFFECT
Section 365. Laws repealed.
366. Saving clauses.
367. Effect of invalidity in part.
Sec. 365. Laws repealed.
All statutes of the state and local laws, ordinances and
regulations of cities to which this chapter is or hereafter
becomes applicable, so far as inconsistent with the provisions of
this chapter, are hereby repealed; provided that nothing in this
chapter contained shall be construed as abridging the right of
any city to adopt local laws, ordinances, resolutions or
regulations not less restrictive than the provisions of this
Sec. 366. Saving clauses.
1. The repeal of any provisions of this chapter, or the repeal
of any provisions of any statute of the state or local law,
ordinance, resolution or regulation shall not affect or
impair any act done, offense committed or right accruing,
accrued or acquired, or liability, penalty, forfeiture or
punishment incurred or imposed prior to the time of such
repeal, but the same may be enjoyed, asserted, enforced,
prosecuted or inflicted as fully and to the same extent and
in the same manner as if such provisions had not been
2. Any action or proceeding, civil or criminal, begun before
April eighteenth, nineteen hundred twenty-nine, under or
pursuant to or by virtue of any provision of the tenement
house law which is superseded by this chapter as in this
chapter provided, may be prosecuted, conducted and completed
in the same manner as if such law were not so superseded but
continued to be fully effective.
3. No action or proceeding, civil or criminal, pending at the
time this chapter, as amended by the laws of nineteen
hundred forty-six, takes effect, brought by or against a
city or any agency or officer thereof, shall be affected or
abated by the adoption of this chapter as so amended, or by
anything therein contained, and all such actions and
proceedings may be continued in full force and effect under
the appropriate provisions of this chapter.
4. No existing right or remedy of any kind shall be lost or
impaired by reason of the adoption of this chapter as so
amended unless by specific provision of a law which does not
amend all articles of this chapter.
5. Except as otherwise provided in subdivision six of section
three, the provisions of this chapter shall not operate to
limit or decrease the power of any city to adopt local laws,
ordinances, resolutions or regulations in relation to any
matter in respect to which such power would otherwise exist.
6. The tenement house law shall, from and after the taking
effect of this chapter, not apply to cities with a
population of eight hundred thousand or more.
Sec. 367. Effect of invalidity in part.
If any term, part, provision, article, section, subdivision or
paragraph of this chapter shall be held unconstitutional, or
ineffective in whole or in part, then to the extent that it is
not unconstitutional or ineffective, this chapter and such term,
part, provision, article, section, subdivision or paragraph
thereof shall be in full force and effect; and such determination
shall not be deemed to invalidate the remaining terms, parts,
provisions, articles, sections, subdivisions or paragraphs