§ 5-49-20. Severability.
(a) If any section, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this chapter is for any reason held or declared to be unconstitutional, inoperative, or void, that holding of invalidity shall not affect the remaining portions;
(b) It shall be construed to have been the legislative intent to pass this chapter without that unconstitutional, invalid, or inoperative part; and
(c) The remainder of this chapter, after the exclusion of that part or parts, shall be deemed and held to be valid as if those parts had not been included.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 243, § 1.)