West Virginia Code
CHAPTER 32B. THE WEST VIRGINIA COMMODITIES ACT.
ARTICLE 4. SEVERABILITY AND SAVING PROVISIONS.
If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, then the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the chapter that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To this end, the provisions of this chapter are severable.
(a) Prior law exclusively governs all suits, actions, prosecutions or proceedings that are pending or may be initiated on the basis of facts or circumstances occurring before the effective date of this chapter, except that no civil suit or action may be maintained to enforce any liability under prior law unless brought within the period of limitation that applied when the cause of action accrued, and in any event, within three years after the effective date of this chapter.
(b) All administrative orders applicable to this chapter remain in effect so long as they would have remained in effect if this chapter had not been enacted. They are considered to have been filed, entered or imposed under this chapter, but are governed by prior law.
(c) Prior law applies in respect of any offer or sale made prior to the effective date of this chapter pursuant to an offering begun in good faith before its effective date on the basis of an exemption available under prior law. Fraudulent transactions or transactions in violation of the federal commodities trading laws are expressly subject to the provisions of this chapter regardless of whether they were undertaken prior to the effective date of this chapter.
(d) Judicial review of all administrative orders in which review proceedings have not been instituted by the effective date of this chapter are governed by section eleven of this article, except that no review proceeding may be instituted unless the petition is filed within the period of limitation that applied to a review proceeding when the order was entered and, in any event, within sixty days after the effective date of this chapter.