Chapters - Chapters
are generally discrete pieces of legislation, but can
also be made up of several individual pieces on a
related topic. In that case, the individual pieces are
arranged into articles or parts within the chapter. The
article or part titles can be found in the chapter
scheme or by subject in the index. If you are familiar
with a former number or title, look for it
chronologically in the disposition list.
Reserved Chapters - In
the numbering of chapters, space has been provided for
the convenient insertion, alphabetically, of later
enactments. Help in selecting an appropriate number for
a new chapter is available from the editor. See also the
“Instructions for Amending the Code” in the Preface.
Section Numbering - A
chapter-related section-numbering system is employed.
Each section of every item of legislation is assigned a
number, which indicates both the number of the chapter
in which the item of legislation is located and the
location of the section within that chapter. Thus, the
fourth section of Chapter 6 is § 6-4.
Scheme - The
scheme is the list of section titles that precedes the
text of each chapter. These titles are carefully written
so that, taken together, they may be considered as a
summary of the content of the chapter. Taken separately,
each describes the content of a particular section. For
ease and precision of reference, the scheme titles are
repeated as section headings in the text.
Page Numbers - A
unique page-numbering system has been used in which each
chapter forms an autonomous unit. The first page of each
chapter is the number of that chapter followed by a
colon and the numeral “1.” Thus, Chapter 6 begins on
page 6:1. By the use of this system, it is possible to
add or to change pages in any chapter, or add new
chapters, without affecting the sequence of subsequent