2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 3 - LAWS AND STATUTES
§ 1-3-5 - Operation of laws generally; retrospective operation
. Operation of laws generally; retrospective operation
Laws prescribe only for the future; they cannot impair the obligation of contracts nor, ordinarily, have a retrospective operation. Laws looking only to the remedy or mode of trial may apply to contracts, rights, and offenses entered into, accrued, or committed prior to their passage; but in every case a reasonable time subsequent to the passage of the law should be allowed for the citizen to enforce his contract or to protect his right.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer