West Virginia Code
This chapter shall be applied and construed to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law with respect to the subject of this chapter among states enacting it.
This chapter may be cited as the "Uniform Partnership Act".
If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this chapter which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this chapter are severable.
(a) Before July 1, 1995, this chapter governs only a partnership formed:
(1) After the effective date of this chapter, unless that partnership is continuing the business of a dissolved partnership under section forty-one, article eight-a, chapter forty-seven of this code; and
(2) Before the effective date of this chapter, that elects, as provided by subsection (c) of this section, to be governed by this chapter.
(b) After July 1, 1995, this chapter governs all partnerships.
(c) Before July 1, 1995, a partnership voluntarily may elect, in the manner provided in its partnership agreement or by law for amending the partnership agreement, to be governed by this chapter. The provisions of this chapter relating to the liability of the partnership's partners to third parties apply to limit those partners' liability to a third party who had done business with the partnership within one year preceding the partnership's election to be governed by this chapter, only if the third party knows or has received a notification of the partnership's election to be governed by this chapter.
This chapter does not affect an action or proceeding commenced or right accrued before this chapter takes effect.