Section 237-A:17

    237-A:17 Construction and Effect of Other Laws. –
I. The provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to provide an additional and alternative method for the effectuation of the purposes of this chapter and shall be construed to be supplemental to, and not in derogation of, powers otherwise conferred by law; provided, however, that insofar as the provisions of this chapter are inconsistent with the provisions of any general or special law, administrative order or rule or any limitation imposed by the state, the provisions of this chapter shall be controlling.
II. The provisions of this chapter are severable, and if any provision hereof shall be held invalid in any circumstances, such invalidity shall not affect or impair any other provisions or circumstances.
III. This chapter shall be construed in all respects so as to meet all constitutional requirements. In carrying out the purposes and provisions of this chapter, all steps shall be taken which are necessary to meet constitutional requirements.
IV. This chapter shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes thereof.

Source. 1986, 203:14, eff. June 3, 1986.