Section 1-1-8

When penal acts take effect.

No penal act shall take effect until 60 days after the approval thereof, unless otherwise specially provided in the act.

(Code 1867, §§3544, 3955; Code 1876, §4448; Code 1886, §3705; Code 1896, §5540; Code 1907, §7805; Code 1923, §5531; Code 1940, T. 1, §8.)