1-23 Severability. If any provision of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby. [L 1955, c 57, 1(f); RL 1955, 1-29; HRS 1-23]

 

Case Notes

 

Part may be invalid and rest valid. 7 H. 76, 78; 9 H. 171, 174; 12 H. 120, 122; 13 H. 590, 593; 15 H. 607, 609; 19 H. 535, 542; 19 H. 628, 629; 21 H. 39, 42; 28 H. 222, 227; 31 H. 196, 202; 31 H. 678, 697; 36 H. 32, 41; 38 H. 310, 328; 40 H. 604, 609. But if an essential part is invalid the whole is. 15 H. 365, 370.

If an exception is invalid whole may fall. 11 H. 112, 121; 13 H. 590, 595; 15 H. 361.

Statute may be invalid as to some and not as to other objects within its terms. 13 H. 590, 594; 121 F. 772. But see 31 H. 196, 202; 31 H. 678, 697.

Where one part invalid remainder cannot stand if elimination of invalid part would alter meaning of the remainder. 15 H. 361.

See also note to 5, Hawaiian Organic Act.

 

 

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