BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF DEMING, NEW MEXICO that the Municipal Code be amended as follows:
   Section 1: From and after the date of passage of this ordinance, the City of Deming Municipal Code (2001), containing the compilation of all ordinances of a general nature together with the changes made to said ordinances, under the direction of the City Council of the City of Deming, shall be accepted in all local, state, tribal and federal courts without question as the official code and law of the City of Deming as enacted by the City Council.
   Section 2: There is hereby adopted as a method of perpetual codification the loose-leaf type of binding whereby each newly adopted ordinance of a general and permanent nature amending, altering, adding or deleting provisions of the Municipal Code (2001) is identified by the proper catchline and is inserted in the proper place in each of the official copies, one copy of which shall be maintained in the office of the City Clerk, certified as to correctness and available for inspection at any and all times that said office is regularly open.
   Section 3: All ordinances of a general nature included in the City of Deming Municipal Code (2001) shall be considered as a continuation of said ordinance provisions and the fact that some provisions have been deliberately eliminated by the City Council shall not serve to cause any interruption in the continuous effectiveness of ordinances included in said Municipal Code (2001). All ordinances of a special nature, including but not limited to tax levy ordinances, bond ordinances, franchises, vacating ordinances, annexation ordinances and zoning change ordinances shall continue in full force and effect unless specifically repealed or amended by provision of the Municipal Code (2001). Such ordinances are not intended to be included in the Municipal Code (2001).
   Section 4: It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firm or corporation to change, alter or amend by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Municipal Code (2001), or to insert or delete pages or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with the Municipal Code (2001) in any manner which will cause the law of the City of Deming to be misrepresented thereby.
   Section 5: All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, are, to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed.
   Section 6: This ordinance and the Municipal Code (2001) herewith adopted shall be recorded and shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.
   PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 10th day of December, 2001.