(a) As used in this title, "state agency" includes every
state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and
commission. As used in any section of this title that is added or
amended effective on or after January 1, 1997, "state agency" does
not include the California State University unless the section
explicitly provides that it applies to the university.
   (b) References to particular state agencies in this title, without
further identification, such as to the "Treasurer" or "Department of
General Services," are references to the state officer or agency
known by that name.