36.01.01.02

.02 Rules of Construction.

A. Gender and Number. In interpreting and applying this title, the following rules of construction shall apply:

(1) Words denoting one gender include and apply to the other gender as well; and

(2) The singular includes the plural and vice versa.

B. Time Computations.

(1) Computation of time after an act, event, or default applies the following rules:

(a) In computing any period of time prescribed by this title, the day of the act, event, or default after which the designated period of time begins to run is not included;

(b) If the period of time allowed is more than 7 days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are counted;

(c) If the period of time allowed is 7 days or less, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are not counted; and

(d) The last day of the period so computed is included unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day that is a work day.

(2) Computation of time before a day, act, or event applies the following rules:

(a) In determining the latest day for performing an act that is required by this title to be performed a prescribed number of days before a certain day, act, or event, all days preceding that day, including intervening Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, are counted in the number of days so prescribed; and

(b) The latest day is included in the determination unless it is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, in which event the latest day is the first preceding day that is a work day.