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(a) No section, clause, part or provision of this Article 12-A-1 shall be construed as requiring the payment of any tax that would be in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States or of the Constitution or laws of the State of California. Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Section 965, if any section, clause, part or provision of this Article, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of this Article, including the application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this Article are severable.
(b) If the imposition of the gross receipts tax in Section 953 is held in its entirety to be facially invalid or unconstitutional in a final court determination, the remainder of this Article 12-A-1 shall be void and of no force and effect, and the City Attorney shall cause it to be removed from the Business and Tax Regulations Code.
(Added by Proposition E, App. 11/6/2012, Oper. 1/1/2014)