Sections
Article 1 Legislative Purpose 465 – 465.5
Article 2 Definitions 466
Article 3 Establishment and Administration of Programs 467 – 467.7
Article 4 Application Procedures 468 – 468.3
Article 5 Payment Procedures 469
Article 6 Funding 470 – 470.6
Article 7 Rules and Regulations 471 – 471.5

Terms Used In California Codes > Business and Professions Code > Division 1 > Chapter 8

  • Accessible: means that the information provided on the paper cast vote record from the voter verified paper audit trail mechanism is provided or conveyed to voters via both a visual and a nonvisual method, such as through an audio component. See California Government Code 18674
  • Acquiring district: means a district in which all, or a part of, a state-aided district or an applicant district has been included. See California Education Code 15780
  • Acquisition: means the acquisition of a fee interest or any other interest in real property including easements, leases and development rights. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Act: means the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). See California Government Code 16941
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative officer: means the chief administrative officer, county administrator, county executive, county manager, or other officials employed in the several counties under various titles whose duties and responsibilities are comparable to the officials named herein. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • Adopted budget: means the budget document formally approved by the board of supervisors after the required public hearings and deliberations on the recommended budget. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • adverse action: means dismissal, demotion, suspension, or other disciplinary action. See California Government Code 19570
  • Advisory Council: means the Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. See California Education Code 52701
  • Affected county: means each county from which territory is proposed to be transferred to create a new county. See California Government Code 14181
  • Affected county: means each county which is proposed to be part of a consolidated county or which is consolidated with one or more counties. See California Government Code 14669.8
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 19829.9844
  • Allocation: means a loan of funds by the commission pursuant to the procedures specified in this chapter. See California Government Code 16753
  • Alternative energy equipment: means alternative energy equipment, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 15814. See California Government Code 14710
  • Alternative payments: includes payments that are made by one child care agency to another agency or child care provider for the provision of child care and development services, and payments that are made by an agency to a parent for the parent's purchase of child care and development services. See California Education Code 8208
  • Amount financed: means the amount required to be disclosed pursuant to paragraph (8) of subdivision (a) of Section 2982. See California Education Code 8361
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant or contracting agency: means a school district, community college district, college or university, county superintendent of schools, county, city, public agency, private nontax-exempt agency, private tax-exempt agency, or other entity that is authorized to establish, maintain, or operate services pursuant to this chapter. See California Education Code 8208
  • application: includes the original documents or writings filed and any other supporting documents or writings including supporting documents provided or filed contemporaneously, or later, in support of the application whether provided or filed by the applicant or by any other person in support of the application. See California Education Code 52301.5
  • Apportionment: means an apportionment made under this chapter unless the context otherwise requires. See California Education Code 15701
  • Approved county: means the territory to be included in a new county after the registered voters in the affected county or counties have approved the creation of such a new county at a primary election, pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 23350), but before an election is held for purposes of determining the location of the county seat and the selection of county officers for such new county, pursuant to Article 4. See California Government Code 14181
  • Area: means the Mendocino Woodlands Special Treatment Area within the Jackson State Forest, consisting of 2,550 acres, more or less, of state-owned lands lying within the south half of Section 12 of. See California Government Code 19844
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • at-risk: means there is evidence of, or there are indications of, any of the following:

    California Government Code 14678

  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Auditor: means the county auditor or that officer whose responsibilities include those designated in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 26900) of Division 2. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • award: as used in this chapter , may include, but is not limited to, contracts, grants, interagency agreements, loans, and other financial agreements designed to fund public interest research, demonstration, and development projects or programs. See California Government Code 17550
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Board: means the Wildlife Conservation Board. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board. See California Education Code 15701
  • Board: means the Veterinary Medical Board. See California Education Code 52055.730
  • Board: means the board of supervisors of the county, or the same body acting as the governing board of a special district whose affairs and finances are under its supervision and control. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • Board: includes "bureau" "commission" "committee" "department" "division" "examining committee" "program" and "agency. See California Education Code 52301.3
  • board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the county within which the city or territory is situated. See California Government Code 14857
  • Bond: means a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Government Code 18652
  • Bond act: means this article authorizing the issuance of state general obligation bonds and adopting the State General Obligation Bond Law by reference. See California Government Code 18652
  • bookkeeping services: means keeping books, making trial balances, preparing statements, making audits, or preparing reports, all as a part of bookkeeping operations, provided that such trial balances, statements, or reports are not issued over the name of such person as having been prepared or examined by a certified public accountant or public accountant. See California Education Code 8340.2
  • Budget year: means the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for which the budget is being prepared. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • Building: means any existing or planned structure that includes a heating or cooling system, or both. See California Government Code 16753
  • Building: means any existing structure that includes a heating or cooling system, or both. See California Government Code 16941
  • Bulk packaging: means the same as defined in Section 171. See California Education Code 8423
  • Bushy Lake: means a body of water in the Bushy Lake area with approximately 11 acres of water surface in the summer and approximately 80 acres in the winter. See California Government Code 19847
  • business entity: means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association or other group, however organized and whether or not organized to operate at a profit, but does not mean a financial institution organized, chartered, or holding a license or authorization certificate under a law of this state or the United States to make loans or extend credit and subject to supervision by an official or agency of this state or the United States, nor the parent of any such financial institution, nor any subsidiary of any such financial institution or parent. See California Education Code 8340.2
  • business opportunity: shall include the sale or lease of the business and goodwill of an existing business enterprise or opportunity. See California Government Code 53098.1
  • Buyer: means the person who buys or hires a motor vehicle under a conditional sale contract. See California Education Code 8361
  • California natural landmark: means property designated by the director as being of state significance to California because it is an outstanding example of major biological and geological features found within the boundaries of the state. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • California Registry of Natural Landmarks: means the official listing of all designated California natural landmarks. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • California Water Plan: means the California Water Plan Update Bulletin 160-05 and subsequent revisions and amendments. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Caregiver: means a person who provides direct care, supervision, and guidance to children in a child care and development facility. See California Education Code 8208
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Cash price: means the amount for which the seller would sell and transfer to the buyer unqualified title to the motor vehicle described in the conditional sale contract, if the property were sold for cash at the seller's place of business on the date the contract is executed, and shall include taxes to the extent imposed on the cash sale and the cash price of accessories or services related to the sale, including, but not limited to, delivery, installation, alterations, modifications, improvements, document preparation fees, a service contract, a vehicle contract cancellation option agreement, and payment of a prior credit or lease balance remaining on property being traded in. See California Education Code 8361
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Center: means the Mendocino Woodlands Outdoor Center, consisting of 720 acres, more or less, of state-owned land and improvements located within the east half of the Northeast Quarter and the east half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13 of the east half and southwest quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the east half and southwest quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 24 of T. See California Government Code 19844
  • center: means the Violent Crime Information Center. See California Government Code 14678
  • child: is a ny person under 18 years of age. See California Government Code 14678
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • City: means a city or the City and County of San Francisco. See California Government Code 19825
  • Clerk: means the clerk of a county board of supervisors. See California Government Code 14181
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the county board of supervisors. See California Government Code 14669.8
  • Closedown costs: means reimbursements for all approved activities associated with the closing of operations at the end of each growing season for migrant child development programs only. See California Education Code 8208
  • Coastal recreational resources: means those land and water areas adjacent to or in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean which are suitable for public park, beach, or recreational purposes, including, but not limited to, areas of historical significance and areas of open space that complement park, beach, or recreational areas. See California Government Code 19242.2
  • Code: means the Code of Fair Campaign Practices. See California Government Code 19242
  • Cogeneration equipment: means equipment used for cogeneration, as defined in Section 216. See California Government Code 14710
  • Commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 31681.55
  • Commission: means the County Formation Review Commission. See California Government Code 14181
  • committee: means the chief administrative officer, auditor, and treasurer, or any other county employee appointed by the board of supervisors. See California Government Code 19815.3
  • Committee: means the Pooled Money Investment Board. See California Government Code 17220
  • committee: means the Garlic and Onion Dehydrator Advisory Committee. See California Government Code 22874
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Complaint: includes a cross-complaint. See California Government Code 14842.5
  • Conditional sale contract: means :

    California Education Code 8361

  • Consumer: means an individual who seeks or acquires, by purchase or lease, any goods or services for personal, family, or household purposes. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Consumer: means a person who has a disability that meets the definition of developmental disability set forth in subdivision (a). See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contractor: means any person who is a general building contractor within the meaning of Section 7057 of the Business and Professions Code. See California Education Code 8334.3
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • creditor: means the state or the department or agency of the state seeking to collect the liability. See California Code of Civil Procedure 688.040
  • Criminal justice agency: means the Department of Justice and any district attorney's office, sheriff's department, police department, or city attorney's office of this state. See California Government Code 14670.67
  • Critically underserved community: means a community that meets either of the following:

    California Government Code 19825

  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Currency: means United States currency or coin, the currency or coin of any foreign country, and any legal tender or coin defined as currency by Section 103. See California Government Code 14670.67
  • Dealer: means any person who is a dealer within the meaning of Section 18002. See California Education Code 8334.3
  • debtor: means the debtor from whom the liability is sought to be collected. See California Code of Civil Procedure 688.040
  • Debtor in bankruptcy: means a person who is the subject of either of the following:

    California Government Code 16429.4

  • deed of trust: as used in this part includes "mortgage. See California Government Code 53097.5
  • Defendant: includes a cross-defendant. See California Government Code 14842.5
  • Delta: means the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19173
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19844
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation and "director" means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 60365
  • Department: means the Department of General Services. See California Government Code 14837
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 31681.55
  • Department: means the Department of Justice. See California Government Code 14670.67
  • Department: means the Department of Human Resources. See California Government Code 19815
  • Department: means the Department of General Services. See California Government Code 16941
  • department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 16949
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19050
  • Departments: means the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Fish and Game, and the California Coastal Conservancy. See California Government Code 19829.9844
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Development: includes , but is not limited to the physical improvement of real property including the construction of facilities or structures. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Developmental disability: as used in this chapter , means a developmental disability as defined in Section 15002(8) of Title 42 of the United States Code. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4521
  • Developmental disability: means a disability that originates before an individual attains 18 years of age. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Direct recording electronic voting system: means a voting system that records a vote electronically and does not require or permit the voter to record his or her vote directly onto a tangible ballot. See California Government Code 18674
  • Director: means the Director of Fish and Game. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Director: means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19173
  • Director: means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Director: means the Director of Education for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. See California Education Code 15701
  • Director: means the Director of General Services. See California Government Code 14837
  • director: refer to the Department of General Services and the Director of General Services, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 31911
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Human Resources. See California Government Code 19815
  • Disabled person: means a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Disabled veteran business enterprise: means an enterprise that has been certified as meeting the qualifications established by paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 999 of the Military and Veterans Code. See California Government Code 14837
  • Disadvantaged community: means a community with a median household income less than 80% of the statewide average. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Dispute resolution: includes , but is not limited to, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration. See California Education Code 52701
  • dissenting shareholder: means the recordholder of dissenting shares and includes a transferee of record. See California Government Code 17092
  • dissenting shares: means shares to which all of the following apply:

    California Government Code 17092

  • District: means any district authorized to provide park and recreation services, except a school district. See California Government Code 19242.2
  • District: means one of the following:

    California Government Code 19825

  • Division: means the Division of Labor Relations. See California Government Code 19815
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Downpayment: means a payment that the buyer pays or agrees to pay to the seller in cash or property value or money's worth at or prior to delivery by the seller to the buyer of the motor vehicle described in the conditional sale contract. See California Education Code 8361
  • dwelling: means any of the following units which are owned by a signatory to the mortgage or deed of trust secured by the dwelling unit at the time of execution of the mortgage or deed of trust:

    California Education Code 16054

  • Electronic transmission by the partnership: means a communication (a) delivered by (1) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic mail address, respectively, for that recipient on record with the partnership, (2) posting on an electronic message board or network that the partnership has designated for those communications, together with a separate notice to the recipient of the posting, which transmission shall be validly delivered upon the later of the posting or delivery of the separate notice thereof, or (3) other means of electronic communication, (b) to a recipient who has provided an unrevoked consent to the use of those means of transmission, and (c) that creates a record that is capable of retention, retrieval, and review, and that may thereafter be rendered into clearly legible tangible form. See California Government Code 16429.4
  • Eligible institution: means a school, hospital, public care institution, or a unit of local government. See California Government Code 16753
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Energy conservation measure: means an installation or modification of an installation in a building that is primarily intended to reduce energy consumption or allow the use of a more cost-effective energy source. See California Government Code 16941
  • Energy settlement agreement: means any agreement arising from the energy crisis of 2000-02, where the State of California or a division of the State of California, is a party in a complaint or any action relating to the operation and management of any generation facilities, any sale or purchase or transmission of natural gas, any sale or purchase or transmission of electricity or other utility or energy goods and services, or a violation of the Federal Power Act (16 U. See California Government Code 16428.2
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Facilitation: means the use of modified or adapted materials, special instructions, equipment, or personal assistance by an individual, such as assistance with communications, that will enable a consumer to understand and participate to the maximum extent possible in the decisions and choices that affect his or her life. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Facilities: includes , but is not limited to, places for organized team sports, outdoor recreation, and informal turf play. See California Government Code 19825
  • Facility: includes a place for organized team sports, outdoor recreation, permanent play structures, and multipurpose structures designed to meet the special recreational, educational, vocational, and social needs of youth. See California Government Code 19173
  • Family child care home education network: means an entity organized under law that contracts with the department pursuant to Section 8245 to make payments to licensed family child care home providers and to provide educational and support services to those providers and to children and families eligible for state-subsidized child care and development services. See California Education Code 8208
  • Family support services: means services and supports that are provided to a child with developmental disabilities or his or her family and that contribute to the ability of the family to reside together. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Feasible: means capable of being accomplished in a successful manner within a reasonable period of time, taking into account life-cycle costing analyses, and environmental, social, and technological factors, however, renewable technologies shall not be exempt based solely on cost considerations. See California Government Code 14710
  • Final budget: means the adopted budget adjusted by all revisions throughout the fiscal year as of June 30. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • Finance charge: has the meaning set forth for that term in Section 226. See California Education Code 8361
  • Financial institution: means , when located or doing business in this state, any national bank or banking association, state bank or banking association, commercial bank or trust company organized under the laws of the United States or any state, any private bank, industrial savings bank, savings bank or thrift institution, savings and loan association, or building and loan association organized under the laws of the United States or any state, any insured institution as defined in Section 401 of the National Housing Act, any credit union organized under the laws of the United States or any state, any national banking association or corporation acting under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 601) of Title 12 of the United States Code, any foreign bank, any currency dealer or exchange, any person or business engaged primarily in the cashing of checks, any person or business who regularly engages in the issuing, selling, or redeeming of traveler's checks, money orders, or similar instruments, any broker or dealer in securities registered or required to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, any licensed sender of money, any investment banker or investment company, any insurance company, any dealer in coins, precious metals, stones, or jewelry, any pawnbroker, any telegraph company, any person or business engaged in controlled gambling within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 19805 of the Business and Professions Code, whether registered or licensed to do so or not, and any person or business defined as a "bank" "financial agency" or "financial institution" by Section 5312 of Title 31 of the United States Code or Section 103. See California Government Code 14670.67
  • fiscal agent: means any state fiscal agent selected and acting pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 16670). See California Government Code 22944
  • Fiscal year: means the current 12-month period to which the annual operating budget applies and at the end of which a government determines its financial position and the results of its operations. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Four-year-old children: means children who will have their fourth birthday on or before the date specified of the fiscal year in which they are enrolled in a California state preschool program, as follows:

    California Education Code 8208

  • Free-flowing: means existing or flowing without artificial impoundment, diversion, or other modification of the river. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Fund: means the State Urban Parks and Healthy Communities Fund. See California Government Code 19173
  • fund: means the State Parks and Recreation Fund. See California Government Code 19583.1
  • Fund: means the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Fund of 2006. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Fund: means the Ratepayer Relief Fund established in Section 16428. See California Government Code 16428.2
  • Fund: means the Energy Efficient State Property Revolving Fund or the Energy Efficiency Retrofit State Revolving Fund. See California Government Code 16941
  • Fund: means the Heritage Network Decal Fund created pursuant to Section 5066 of the Vehicle Code. See California Government Code 19050
  • general assignment for the benefit of creditors: means an assignment which satisfies all of the following requirements:

    California Government Code 14670.55

  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Goods: means tangible chattels bought or leased for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including certificates or coupons exchangeable for these goods, and including goods that, at the time of the sale or subsequently, are to be so affixed to real property as to become a part of real property, whether or not they are severable from the real property. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Green Party: means the Green Party of California. See California Government Code 19582.51
  • grey market goods: means consumer goods bearing a trademark and normally accompanied by an express written warranty valid in the United States of America which are imported into the United States through channels other than the manufacturer's authorized United States distributor and which are not accompanied by the manufacturer's express written warranty valid in the United States. See California Education Code 8333.2
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Home solicitation: means a transaction made at the consumer's primary residence, except those transactions initiated by the consumer. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Immediate environments: means the land immediately adjacent to the segments of the rivers designated in Section 5093. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Indebtedness: means the net obligations of a county arising from contract or through the operation of law, other than short-term operational expenses, but including and not limited to obligations arising under general obligation bonds, leases, joint powers agreements, and similar obligations or contracts entered into by the county prior to the date on which a petition is filed. See California Government Code 14181
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • individual: means a natural person. See California Education Code 8340.2
  • individual with a disability: means any individual who has a physical or mental disability as defined in Section 12926. See California Government Code 19231
  • Inhalation hazard: means any material defined as "Poison A" pursuant to Section 173. See California Education Code 8423
  • Inspection stop: means any location designated as such in regulations adopted pursuant to this division or any safe stopping place. See California Education Code 8423
  • institutions: include every hospital, sanitarium, boarding home, or other place receiving or caring for developmentally disabled persons. See California Health and Safety Code 108145
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intergenerational staff: means persons of various generations. See California Education Code 8208
  • Interpretation: includes , but is not limited to, a visitor serving amenity that educates and communicates the significance and value of natural, historical, and cultural resources in a way that increases the understanding and enjoyment of these resources and that may utilize the expertise of a naturalist or other specialist skilled at educational interpretation. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Item of information: means any of one or more informative entries in a credit report which causes a creditor to deny credit to an applicant or increase the cost of credit to an applicant or deny an applicant a checking account with a bank or other financial institution. See California Education Code 8154
  • Land use regulation: means the regulation by any state or local governmental entity, agency, or official of any activities that take place other than directly on the waters of the segments of the rivers designated in Section 5093. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • legislative body: means board of trustees, city council, or other governing body of a city. See California Government Code 14856
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • License: includes certificate, registration or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code. See California Education Code 52301.3
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • listing: as used in this part includes, but is not limited to:

    California Government Code 53097.3

  • Livestock: means any cattle, sheep, swine, goat, or horse, mule, or other equine. See California Education Code 8223
  • Livestock servicer: means any individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, cooperative, association or any other organization or entity which provides livestock services. See California Education Code 8223
  • Livestock services: means any and all grazing, feeding, boarding, general care, which includes animal health services, obtained or provided by the livestock servicer, or his employee, transportation or other services rendered by a person to livestock for the owner of livestock, or for any person acting by or under the owner's authority. See California Education Code 8223
  • Local conservation corps: means a program operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization that meets the requirements of Section 14406. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Maintenance facility or terminal: includes a private business or residence. See California Education Code 8484.75
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • material: includes a statement or omission substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the business or profession. See California Education Code 52301.5
  • Microbusiness: is a small business which, together with affiliates, has average annual gross receipts of two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) or less over the previous three years, or is a manufacturer, as defined in subdivision (c), with 25 or fewer employees. See California Government Code 14837
  • Minimum finance charge: The minimum, or fixed, finance charge that will be imposed during a billing cycle. A minimum finance charge usually applies only when a finance charge is imposed, that is, when you carry over a balance. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Minimum management requirements: means the minimum wilderness management actions that are necessary to administer a wilderness area for the purpose of this chapter. See California Government Code 19054
  • Minimum tool: means the least intrusive tool, equipment, device, regulation, action, or practice that will achieve the minimum management requirements. See California Government Code 19054
  • missing person: includes , but is not limited to, any of the following:

    California Government Code 14678

  • Monetary instrument: means United States currency and coin. See California Government Code 14670.67
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means a vehicle required to be registered under the Vehicle Code that is bought for use primarily for personal or family purposes, and does not mean any vehicle that is bought for use primarily for business or commercial purposes or a mobilehome, as defined in Section 18008 of the Health and Safety Code that is sold on or after July 1, 1981. See California Education Code 8361
  • Native language: means the language normally used or the preferred language identified by the individual and, when appropriate, his or her parent, legal guardian or conservator, or authorized representative. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Natural region: means a distinct physiographic province having similar geologic history, structures, and land forms. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Natural supports: means personal associations and relationships typically developed in the community that enhance the quality and security of life for people, including, but not limited to, family relationships, friendships reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood and the community, associations with fellow students or employees in regular classrooms and workplaces, and associations developed through participation in clubs, organizations, and other civic activities. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • nonprofit organization: means any nonprofit entity qualified to do business in California, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code, and that has among its primary purposes the preservation, protection, or enhancement of land or water resources in their natural, scenic, historical, agricultural, forested, or open-space condition or use, or the provision of conservation and environmental education and other recreational, vocational, and educational services to youth. See California Government Code 19825
  • Nonprofit organization: means any nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in California, and qualified under Section 501?(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 14659.09
  • officer of the county: includes any elective or appointive officer of a county and any person in charge of any office, department, service, or institution of the county, or a division or branch thereof. See California Government Code 19050.7
  • operating entity: means the entity owning the park land and the facilities thereon. See California Government Code 19818.12
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Owner: means the person, corporation, or partnership that holds fee simple title to real property, or its agent, or the head of the public agency or subordinate employee of the public agency to whom that authority is delegated, who is responsible for administering publicly owned land and who has presented satisfactory evidence of his or her legal right to represent the interests of the subject land. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Parallel monitoring: means the testing of a randomly selected sampling of voting equipment on election day designed to simulate actual election conditions to confirm that the system is registering votes accurately. See California Government Code 18674
  • Partnership at will: means a partnership in which the partners have not agreed to remain partners until the expiration of a definite term or the completion of a particular undertaking. See California Government Code 16429.4
  • Person: includes an individual, company, firm, association, partnership, trust, corporation, limited liability company, or other legal entity. See California Education Code 8361
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other group, however organized. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • person: means any natural person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, firm, association, or governmental entity. See California Education Code 8340.2
  • person: includes a firm, association, corporation, campaign committee or organization. See California Government Code 19240
  • Plaintiff: includes a cross-complainant. See California Government Code 14842.5
  • Planning team: means the individual with developmental disabilities, the parents or legally appointed guardian of a minor consumer or the legally appointed conservator of an adult consumer, the authorized representative, including those appointed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 4548 and subdivision (e) of Section 4705, one or more regional center representatives, including the designated regional center service coordinator pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4640. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Potential California natural landmark: means property that, based on a recommendation or initial comparison with other properties within the state or in the same natural region, could merit further study of its qualifications for possible California natural landmark designation. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precomputed basis: means the determination of a finance charge by multiplying the original unpaid balance of the contract by a rate and multiplying that product by the number of payment periods elapsing between the date of the contract and the date of the last scheduled payment. See California Education Code 8361
  • Prejudicial procedural error: means a procedural error that reasonably may be considered to have affected the outcome of the designation process. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Preservation: means rehabilitation, stabilization, restoration, development, and reconstruction, or any combination of those activities. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • presidential elector: as used in this chapter means an elector of President and Vice President of the United States, and not an elector as defined in Section 321. See California Government Code 19253
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
  • Principal county: means the county from which it is proposed that territory with the greatest proportion of assessed value, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll, relative to the total amount of taxable property within the boundaries of a proposed county, is to be transferred to create, in part, that proposed county. See California Government Code 14181
  • Principal county: means the county with the greatest proportion of assessed value, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll, to the total amount of taxable property in the county. See California Government Code 14669.8
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Professional limited liability partnership services: means the practice of architecture, the practice of public accountancy, the practice of engineering, the practice of land surveying, or the practice of law. See California Government Code 16429.4
  • Program: means an entity that provides dispute resolution. See California Education Code 52701
  • Program: means the State Heritage Network Plan and Grants Program. See California Government Code 19050
  • Program director: means a person who, pursuant to Sections 8244 and 8360. See California Education Code 8208
  • Project: means the purposes for which a school district has applied for an apportionment under this chapter. See California Education Code 15701
  • Project: means a purpose for which an allocation may be requested and made under this chapter. See California Government Code 16753
  • Project: means a purpose for which an allocation may be requested and made under this chapter. See California Government Code 16941
  • Proprietary child care agency: means an organization or facility providing child care, which is operated for profit. See California Education Code 8208
  • Protection: means those actions necessary to prevent harm or damage to persons, property or natural resources or those actions necessary to allow the continued use and enjoyment of property or natural resources and includes acquisition, development, restoration, preservation and interpretation. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • public agency: means the State or any department or agency thereof, a county, city and county, city, public corporation, municipal corporation or public district. See California Government Code 22867
  • Public building: means a public building, as defined in Section 15802. See California Government Code 14710
  • public entity: means any county, city, or public district. See California Government Code 19829.96
  • public park: includes only a park operated by a public agency. See California Government Code 19818.10
  • Purchase order: means a sales order, car reservation, statement of transaction or any other such instrument used in the conditional sale of a motor vehicle pending execution of a conditional sale contract. See California Education Code 8361
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act: Federal law that, among other things, requires lenders to provide "good faith" estimates of settlement costs and make other disclosures regarding the mortgage loan. RESPA also limits the amount of funds held in escrow for real estate taxes and insurance. Source: OCC
  • Real property sales contract: as used in this part is an agreement wherein one party agrees to convey title to real property to another party upon the satisfaction of specified conditions set forth in the contract and which does not require conveyance of title within one year from the date of formation of the contract. See California Government Code 53098
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recommended budget: means the budget document recommended to the board of supervisors by the designated county official. See California Government Code 18672.1
  • record: means any item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual or business entity. See California Education Code 8340.2
  • records: means all papers, maps, exhibits, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, punched cards, and other documents produced, received, owned or used by an agency, regardless of physical form or characteristics. See California Government Code 14741
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery Account: shall be deemed to refer to the Consumer Recovery Account. See California Education Code 16081
  • Refunding warrants: refers to warrants drawn by the Controller on the General Fund pursuant to this article to provide funds for the payment of reimbursement warrants bearing a fixed maturity date or warrants issued pursuant to Section 17211. See California Government Code 17240
  • Regional occupational program: as used in this chapter , means a sequence of career technical or technical training programs that meet the criteria and standards of instructional programs in regional occupational centers and are conducted in a variety of physical facilities that are not necessarily situated in one single plant or site. See California Education Code 52303
  • Registered: as used in this article , means endorsed and signed by the county treasurer. See California Government Code 19818.10
  • Regulation Z: means a rule, regulation or interpretation promulgated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ("Board") under the federal Truth in Lending Act, as amended (15 U. See California Education Code 8361
  • Regulations: means the rules and regulations set forth in Division 20 (commencing with Section 2000) of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations. See California Education Code 52055.730
  • Reimbursement warrants: refers to warrants drawn by the Controller on the General Fund pursuant to this article to reimburse the General Cash Revolving Fund for demands against the General Fund for which warrants were drawn against the General Cash Revolving Fund. See California Government Code 17240
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Representative: means a public or private individual, agency, or organization that is performing actions related to the identification, evaluation, designation, or monitoring of a California natural landmark, on behalf of or in cooperation with the department, either under a contractual agreement or in a volunteer capacity. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Residue: means the same as defined in Section 171. See California Education Code 8423
  • Resources Agency: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency and any constituent units of the Resources Agency that the secretary determines to be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restoration: means the improvement of physical structures or facilities and, in the case of natural systems and landscape features includes, but is not limited to, projects for the control of erosion, the control and elimination of exotic species, prescribed burning, fuel hazard reduction, fencing out threats to existing or restored natural resources, road elimination, and other plant and wildlife habitat improvement to increase the natural system value of the property. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Right of offset: Banks' legal right to seize funds that a guarantor or debtor may have on deposit to cover a loan in default. It is also known as the right of set-off. Source: OCC
  • River: means the water, bed, and shoreline of rivers, streams, channels, lakes, bays, estuaries, marshes, wetlands, and lagoons, up to the first line of permanently established riparian vegetation. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Safe parking place: means any loading or unloading facility or motor carrier terminal where the driver may safely and lawfully park and leave the vehicle unattended when authorized by the owner or person in charge of the facility or terminal. See California Education Code 8423
  • Safe stopping place: means any place designated by the department pursuant to this division where a driver may stop for food, fuel, or any other necessary reason, provided the vehicle is attended at all times. See California Education Code 8423
  • sale: includes a lease of more than four months. See California Education Code 8333.2
  • Scientist: means a person whose combination of academic training and professional field experience in the natural region qualifies him or her to identify and comparatively evaluate a natural area at the regional or state level. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 19054
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • Seller: means a person engaged in the business of selling or leasing motor vehicles under conditional sale contracts. See California Education Code 8361
  • Senior citizen: means a person who is 65 years of age or older. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Service contract: means "vehicle service contract" as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 12800 of the Insurance Code. See California Education Code 8361
  • Services: means work, labor, and services for other than a commercial or business use, including services furnished in connection with the sale or repair of goods. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities: means specialized services and supports or special adaptations of generic services and supports directed toward the alleviation of a developmental disability or toward the social, personal, physical, or economic habilitation or rehabilitation of an individual with a developmental disability, or toward the achievement and maintenance of independent, productive, and normal lives. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Short-term respite child care: means child care service to assist families whose children have been identified through written referral from a legal, medical, or social service agency, or emergency shelter as being neglected, abused, exploited, or homeless, or at risk of being neglected, abused, exploited, or homeless. See California Education Code 8208
  • Simple-interest basis: means the determination of a finance charge, other than an administrative finance charge, by applying a constant rate to the unpaid balance as it changes from time to time either:

    California Education Code 8361

  • Site supervisor: means a person who, regardless of his or her title, has operational program responsibility for a child care and development program at a single site. See California Education Code 8208
  • Small business: means an independently owned and operated business that is not dominant in its field of operation, the principal office of which is located in California, the officers of which are domiciled in California, and which, together with affiliates, has 100 or fewer employees, and average annual gross receipts of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) or less over the previous three years, or is a manufacturer, as defined in subdivision (c), with 100 or fewer employees. See California Government Code 14837
  • solar collector: includes a fixed device, structure, or part of a device or structure that is used primarily to transform solar energy into thermal, chemical, or electrical energy and that is installed on the ground because a solar collector cannot be installed on the roof of the building receiving the energy due to inappropriate roofing material, slope of the roof, structural shading, or orientation of the building. See California Government Code 16424
  • Solar device: means the equipment associated with the collection, transfer, distribution, storage, and control of solar energy. See California Government Code 17274
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Special treatment areas: means , for purposes of this chapter, those areas defined as special treatment areas in Section 895. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Stakeholder organizations: means statewide organizations representing the interests of consumers, family members, service providers, and statewide advocacy organizations. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • State agency: means a unit of state government, including any department, agency, board, or commission under the State of California. See California Government Code 16941
  • State Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Government Code 18654.5
  • state lands: means lands owned by, or under the jurisdiction of, the state or any state agency. See California Government Code 19405
  • State significance: means property that is one of the best examples of a biological community or geological feature within a natural region of the state, including a terrestrial community, land form, geological feature and process, habitat of native plant and animal species, or fossil evidence of the development of life. See California Government Code 19816.6
  • State-aided district: means a district to which a conditional or final apportionment has been made under this chapter. See California Education Code 15780
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Support services: means those services that, when combined with child care and development services, help promote the healthy physical, mental, social, and emotional growth of children. See California Education Code 8208
  • Surface protection product: means the following products installed by the seller after the motor vehicle is sold:

    California Education Code 8361

  • System: means the California wilderness preservation system. See California Government Code 19054
  • System: means the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System. See California Government Code 19062.5
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • terminal: means the location or locations in this state that are designated by a motor carrier, where subject vehicles may be inspected by the department and where vehicle maintenance and inspection records and drivers' records will be made available for inspection. See California Education Code 8484.75
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Theft deterrent device: means the following devices installed by the seller after the motor vehicle is sold:

    California Education Code 8361

  • Three-year-old children: means children who will have their third birthday on or before the date specified of the fiscal year in which they are enrolled in a California state preschool program, as follows:

    California Education Code 8208

  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transaction: means an agreement between a consumer and another person, whether or not the agreement is a contract enforceable by action, and includes the making of, and the performance pursuant to, that agreement. See California Education Code 8092.5
  • Transaction: includes the deposit, withdrawal, transfer, bailment, loan, payment, or exchange of currency, or a monetary instrument, as defined by subdivision (c), by, through, or to, a financial institution, as defined by subdivision (a). See California Government Code 14670.67
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust: means a State Heritage Network Trust organized pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5078. See California Government Code 19050
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Unapplied money: means money in the General Fund in the treasury for which outstanding warrants have not already been drawn and which would remain in the General Fund if all outstanding warrants theretofore drawn were paid. See California Government Code 17220
  • unidentified person: means a person, living or deceased, whose identity the local investigative agency is unable to determine. See California Government Code 14678
  • Unpaid balance: means the difference between subdivision (e) and subdivision (f), plus all insurance premiums (except for credit life or disability insurance when the amount thereof is included in the finance charge), which are included in the contract balance, and the total amount paid or to be paid as follows:

    California Education Code 8361

  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Urbanized or heavily urbanized local agencies: include cities, counties, or a city and county, or special districts as determined by the Department of Finance according to the latest verifiable census data pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 5621. See California Government Code 19173
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • visually impaired: means a person having central visual acuity not to exceed 20-200 in the better eye, with corrected lenses, or visual acuity greater than 20-200, but with a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends at an angle of not greater than 20 degrees. See California Government Code 18932
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • Voter verified paper audit trail: means a paper cast vote record containing a copy of each of the voter's selections that allows each voter to confirm his or her selections before the voter casts his or her ballot for systems that do not contain a paper ballot. See California Government Code 18674
  • Voucher: means any authorized alternative form of service delivery in which the consumer or family member is provided with a payment, coupon, chit, or other form of authorization that enables the consumer or family member to choose his or her own service provider. See California Health and Safety Code 108375
  • Wilderness areas: means component areas of the system as described in Section 5093. See California Government Code 19054
  • Workday: means the time that the parent requires temporary care for a child for any of the following reasons:

    California Education Code 8208