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101.04 REVIVOR; EFFECT OF AMENDMENT OR REPEAL.
(a) The repeal of a repealing ordinance does not revive the ordinance originally repealed nor impair the effect of any saving clause therein. (ORC 1.57)
(b) An ordinance which is re-enacted or amended is intended to be a continuation of the prior ordinance and not a new enactment, so far as it is the same as the prior ordinance. (ORC 1.54)
(c) The re-enactment, amendment or repeal of an ordinance does not, except as provided in subsection (d) hereof:
(1) Affect the prior operation of the ordinance or any prior action taken thereunder;
(2) Affect any validation, cure, right, privilege, obligation or liability previously acquired, accrued, accorded or incurred thereunder;
(3) Affect any violation thereof or penalty, forfeiture or punishment incurred in respect thereto, prior to the amendment or repeal;
(4) Affect any investigation, proceeding or remedy in respect of any such privilege, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment; and the investigation, proceeding or remedy may be instituted, continued or enforced, and the penalty, forfeiture or punishment imposed, as if the ordinance had not been repealed or amended.
(d) If the penalty, forfeiture or punishment for any offense is reduced by a re- enactment or amendment of an ordinance, the penalty, forfeiture or punishment, if not already imposed, shall be imposed according to the ordinance as amended. (ORC 1.58)