Article 1 Administration
Article 2 Practice Provisions
Article 2.5 Registered Veterinary Technicians
Article 3 Issuance of Licenses
Article 3.5 Diversion Evaluation Committees
Article 4 Revocation and Suspension
Article 5 Revenue
Article 6 Veterinary Corporations

Terms Used In California Codes > Business and Professions Code > Division 2 > Chapter 11

  • Actuarial Standards Board: means the board established by the American Academy of Actuaries to develop and promulgate standards of actuarial practice. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. See California Education Code 32290
  • agriculture: includes farming in all its branches, and, among other things, includes the cultivation and tillage of the soil, dairying, the production, cultivation, growing, and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities (including commodities defined as agricultural commodities in Section 1141j(g) of Title 12 of the United States Code), the raising of livestock, bees, furbearing animals, or poultry, and any practices (including any forestry or lumbering operations) performed by a farmer or on a farm as an incident to or in conjunction with such farming operations, including preparation for market and delivery to storage or to market or to carriers for transportation to market. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • 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 52329
  • Application for stay and early evaluation conference: means an application to be filed with the court that meets the requirements of subdivision (c) of Section 55. See California Education Code 74139
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Apprentice public insurance adjuster: means a person who is qualified in all respects as a public adjuster, except as to experience, education, or training. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the California Earthquake Authority. See California Probate Code 17352
  • automatic dialing-announcing device: means any automatic equipment which incorporates a storage capability of telephone numbers to be called or a random or sequential number generator capable of producing numbers to be called and the capability, working alone or in conjunction with other equipment, to disseminate a prerecorded message to the telephone number called. See California Public Utilities Code 2871
  • Available capital: includes all interest or other income from the investment of money held in the California Earthquake Authority Fund. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basic illustration: means a ledger or proposal used in the sale of a life insurance policy that shows both guaranteed and nonguaranteed elements. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Basic residential earthquake insurance: means that policy of residential earthquake insurance described in Section 10089 except as follows:

    California Probate Code 17352

  • Benefit plan design: means a specific health coverage policy issued by a carrier to individuals, to trustees of associations that cover individuals. See California Public Utilities Code 454.1
  • Benefits and coverage: means the accident, sickness or disability indemnity available under a policy of disability insurance. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the Veterinary Medical Board. See California Education Code 52180
  • board: means Agricultural Labor Relations Board. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Board: includes "bureau" "commission" "committee" "department" "division" "examining committee" "program" and "agency. See California Education Code 52328
  • Board: as used in this chapter , includes a board, advisory board, commission, examining committee, committee or other similarly constituted body exercising powers under this code. See California Education Code 52314
  • board: as used in this chapter means the Medical Board of California. See California Education Code 68071
  • Board: means the governing board of the authority. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Board of Governors: means the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, commercial paper, variable rate and variable maturity securities, and any other evidence of indebtedness. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Carrier: means any disability insurance company or any other entity that writes, issues, or administers health benefit plans, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 10198. See California Public Utilities Code 454.1
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • CASp: means any person who has been certified pursuant to Section 4459. See California Education Code 74139
  • Casualty broker-agent: means a person licensed pursuant to Section 1625. See California Education Code 32061
  • Catastrophic disaster: means an event that results in large numbers of deaths and injuries. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • certificate: as used in this chapter are deemed to be synonomous. See California Education Code 70011.9
  • Chancellor: means the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • Child: means any individual under 19 years of age. See California Public Utilities Code 460.7
  • City: includes city and county. See California Education Code 17322
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 5092
  • City: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.6
  • Class: means a group of carriers or related businesses as specified by the commission for purposes of establishing the fees pursuant to this article. See California Public Utilities Code 424
  • Class: means a group of public utilities as specified by the commission for purposes of establishing fees pursuant to this article. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a member of the commission. See California Education Code 5093
  • Commission: means the Educational Innovation and Planning Commission. See California Education Code 33509
  • commission: means the Instructional Quality Commission. See California Education Code 33539
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Education Code 25022.5
  • Commissioner: means the Labor Commissioner. See California Public Utilities Code 1045
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner. See California Public Utilities Code 786
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • Commissioner: means any county agricultural commissioner. See California Education Code 19957.5
  • Community-based organizations: means public nonprofit benefit corporations of demonstrated effectiveness approved by the superintendent to provide educational services to eligible legalized persons. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • Compensation: means payment for all or part, as determined by the commission, of reasonable advocate's fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs of preparation for and participation in a proceeding, and includes the fees and costs of obtaining an award under this article and of obtaining judicial review, if any. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • Computer model: means a computer program. See California Public Utilities Code 1821
  • Construction-related accessibility claim: means any civil claim in a civil action with respect to a place of public accommodation, including, but not limited to, a claim brought under Section 51, 54, 54. See California Education Code 74139
  • Construction-related accessibility standard: means a provision, standard, or regulation under state or federal law requiring compliance with standards for making new construction and existing facilities accessible to persons with disabilities, including, but not limited to, any provision, standard, or regulation set forth in Section 51, 54, 54. See California Education Code 74139
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract premium: means the gross premium that is required to be paid under a fixed premium policy, including the premium for a rider for which benefits are shown in the illustration. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Contractor: includes a subcontractor that is primarily engaged in those operations. See California Public Utilities Code 1045
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 32284
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 5091
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19958
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.5
  • 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.
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Currently payable scale: means a scale of nonguaranteed elements in effect for a policy form as of the preparation date of the illustration or declared to become effective within the next 95 days. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Customer: means any of the following:

    California Public Utilities Code 1802

  • Dealer: means a person who is a grantee of a dealership situated in this state. See California Education Code 74180
  • Dealership: means a contract or agreement, either express or implied, whether oral or written, between two or more persons, by which a person is granted the right to sell or distribute goods or services, or to use a trade name, trademark, service mark, logotype, or advertising or other commercial symbol, in which there is a community of interest in the business of offering, selling, or distributing goods or services at wholesale, or at retail, by lease, agreement, or otherwise. See California Education Code 74180
  • debtor: means the debtor from whom the liability is sought to be collected. See California Code of Civil Procedure 688.040
  • Declared homestead: means the dwelling described in a homestead declaration. See California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910
  • Department: means Department of Industrial Relations. See California Education Code 32295.5
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See California Public Utilities Code 786
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • Department: means the State Department of Education. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • Dependent: means the spouse or child of an eligible individual or other individual applying for coverage, subject to applicable terms of the health benefit plan covering the eligible person. See California Public Utilities Code 454.1
  • 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.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means Director of Industrial Relations. See California Education Code 32390
  • Disability insurance: means every policy of disability insurance, self-insured employee welfare benefit plan, and nonprofit hospital service plan issued, delivered, or entered into pursuant to or described in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 10110), Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 10270), or Chapter 11A (commencing with Section 11491) of this part. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Disciplined current scale: means a scale of nonguaranteed elements constituting a limit on illustrations currently being illustrated by an insurer that is reasonably based on actual recent historical experience, as certified annually by an illustration actuary designated by the insurer. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Disclosure form: means the standard supplemental disclosure form required pursuant to Section 10603. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District governing board: includes the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, unless the context requires otherwise. See California Education Code 72670.5
  • Division of Licensing: shall be deemed to refer to the board. See California Education Code 68071
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic: means organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Education Code 32031
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dwelling: means a place where a person resides and may include but is not limited to the following:

    California Code of Civil Procedure 704.710

  • Dwelling: means any interest in real property (whether present or future, vested or contingent, legal or equitable) that is a "dwelling" as defined in Section 704. See California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910
  • Electronic funds transfer: means any transfer of funds, other than a transaction originated by check, draft, or similar paper instrument, that is initiated through an electronic terminal, telephonic instrument, or computer or magnetic tape, so as to order, instruct, or authorize a financial institution to debit or credit an account. See California Education Code 32222
  • Eligible local government entity: means a city, county, or city and county that is not a publicly owned public utility that intervenes or participates in a commission proceeding for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of the residents within the entity's jurisdiction following a catastrophic material loss suffered by its residents either in significant damage to infrastructure or loss of life and property, or both, as a direct result of public utility infrastructure. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • employee: shall mean one engaged in agriculture, as such term is defined in subdivision (a). See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • employees: includes furloughed, pensioned, and superannuated employees of any common carrier subject to the provisions of this part, persons who have become disabled or infirm in the service of any such carrier, ex-employees traveling for the purpose of entering the service of any such carrier, and the remains of persons dying while in the employment of any such carrier. See California Public Utilities Code 521
  • Energy Commission: means the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. See California Education Code 5093
  • Expert witness fees: means recorded or billed costs incurred by a customer for an expert witness. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • families: includes the families of such persons and the families of persons killed, and the surviving spouses until remarried and minor children during minority of persons who died while in the service of any such carrier. See California Public Utilities Code 521
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Federally eligible defined individual: means an individual who as of the date on which the individual seeks coverage under this part, (1) has 18 or more months of creditable coverage, and whose most recent prior creditable coverage was under a group health plan, a federal governmental plan maintained for federal employees, or a governmental plan or church plan as defined in the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U. See California Public Utilities Code 454.1
  • Fee: means that monetary amount determined in accordance with this article. See California Public Utilities Code 424
  • Fee: means that monetary amount determined in accordance with this article. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Fingerprints: means an impression of the lines on the finger taken for the purposes of identification. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • 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).
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • 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
  • Foreign: means not organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Education Code 32032
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Garment manufacturing: means sewing, cutting, making, processing, repairing, finishing, assembling, or otherwise preparing any garment or any article of wearing apparel or accessories designed or intended to be worn by any individual, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, gloves, handbags, hosiery, ties, scarfs, and belts, for sale or resale by any person or any persons contracting to have those operations performed and other operations and practices in the apparel industry as may be identified in regulations of the Department of Industrial Relations consistent with the purposes of this part. See California Public Utilities Code 1045
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gas customer: includes both "core" and "noncore" customers, as those terms are used in Chapter 2. See California Public Utilities Code 2861
  • 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.
  • Graduates available for employment: means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. See California Education Code 94928
  • Graduates employed in the field: means graduates who are gainfully employed in a single position for which the institution represents the program prepares its graduates, beginning within six months after a student completes the applicable educational program. See California Education Code 94928
  • Grant: means a sale, lease, or transfer of any kind. See California Education Code 74180
  • Grantor: means a person who sells, leases, or otherwise transfers a dealership. See California Education Code 74180
  • Gross intrastate revenues: means those revenues from a public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the commission and accounted for according to the uniform system of accounts maintained by the commission. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Guaranteed elements: means the premiums, benefits, values, credits or charges under a policy of life insurance that are guaranteed and determined at issue. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Home protection company: means any person licensed pursuant to this part which issues home protection contracts. See California Public Utilities Code 735
  • Home protection contract: means a contract or agreement whereby a person, other than a builder, seller, or lessor of the home which is the subject of the contract, undertakes for a specified period of time, for a predetermined fee, to repair or replace all or any part of any component, system or appliance of a home necessitated by wear and tear, deterioration or inherent defect, arising during the effective period of the contract, and, in the event of an inspection conducted pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 12761, by the failure of that inspection to detect the likelihood of any such loss. See California Public Utilities Code 735
  • Home state: means the District of Columbia and any state or territory of the United States in which the public insurance adjuster's principal place of residence or principal place of business is located. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • Homestead: means the principal dwelling (1) in which the judgment debtor or the judgment debtor's spouse resided on the date the judgment creditor's lien attached to the dwelling, and (2) in which the judgment debtor or the judgment debtor's spouse resided continuously thereafter until the date of the court determination that the dwelling is a homestead. See California Code of Civil Procedure 704.710
  • Homestead declaration: includes both of the following:

    California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910

  • household: means a residential dwelling that is the principal place of residence of the lifeline telephone service subscriber, and excludes any industrial, commercial, or other nonresidential building. See California Public Utilities Code 872
  • Illustrated scale: means a scale of nonguaranteed elements currently being illustrated that is not more favorable to the policy owner than the lesser of either of the following:

    California Public Utilities Code 404

  • Illustration: means a presentation or depiction that includes nonguaranteed elements of a policy of life insurance over a period of years and that is one of the three types defined below:

    California Public Utilities Code 404

  • Illustration actuary: means an actuary meeting the requirements of Section 10509. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Immigrant: means a person who is a citizen of a country other than the United States and is eligible for education services in California or a naturalized United States citizen who is now residing in California. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • In force business: means an existing health benefit plan issued by a carrier to a federally eligible defined individual. See California Public Utilities Code 454.1
  • In force illustration: means an illustration furnished at any time after the policy that it depicts has been in force for one year or more. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual grandfathered plan coverage: means health care coverage in which an individual was enrolled on March 23, 2010, consistent with Section 1251 of PPACA and any rules or regulations adopted pursuant to that law. See California Public Utilities Code 460.7
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insurance agent: means a person authorized, by and on behalf of an insurer, to transact all classes of insurance other than life, disability, or health insurance, on behalf of an admitted insurance company. See California Education Code 32041
  • Insurer: means every insurer transacting disability insurance, every self-insured employee welfare plan, and every nonprofit hospital service plan specified in subdivision (e). See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • jurisdictional strike: means a concerted refusal to perform work for an employer or any other concerted interference with an employer's operation or business, arising out of a controversy between two or more labor organizations as to which of them has or should have the exclusive right to bargain collectively with an employer on behalf of his employees or any of them, or arising out of a controversy between two or more labor organizations as to which of them has or should have the exclusive right to have its members perform work for an employer. See California Public Utilities Code 2868
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • kWhth: means kilowatthours thermal as measured by the number of kilowatts thermal generated, or displaced, in an hour. See California Public Utilities Code 2861
  • label: includes label, imprint, trade-mark, tag, stamp, inscription, or other device. See California Public Utilities Code 2889.6
  • Labor Commissioner: means Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. See California Education Code 32400
  • labor dispute: includes any controversy concerning terms, tenure, or conditions of employment, or concerning the association or representation of persons in negotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing, or seeking to arrange terms or conditions of employment, regardless of whether the disputants stand in the proximate relation of employer and employee. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • labor dispute: as used in this chapter has the same meaning as set forth in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 527. See California Public Utilities Code 2884.6
  • labor organization: means any organization of any kind, or any agency or employee representation committee or plan, in which employees participate and which exists, in whole or in part, for the purpose of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work for agricultural employees. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Landlord: includes a tenant who is a sublandlord under a sublease. See California Civil Code 1995.020
  • Landlord: includes a tenant who is a sublandlord under a sublease. See California Civil Code 1997.020
  • Late enrollee: means a child without coverage who did not enroll in a health benefit plan during an open enrollment period because of any of the following:

    California Public Utilities Code 460.7

  • 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.
  • Lease: means a lease or sublease of real property for other than residential purposes, and includes modifications and other agreements affecting a lease. See California Civil Code 1995.020
  • Lease: means a lease or sublease of real property for other than residential purposes, and includes modifications and other agreements affecting a lease. See California Civil Code 1997.020
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • 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 52328
  • licensee: means an insurer, agent, broker, or any other person who is required to be licensed by the department. See California Education Code 32080
  • Licensee: means a person or entity, other than a corporation, authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Section 1000 or 3600. See California Education Code 17351
  • licensee: as used in this chapter means the holder of a physician's and surgeon's certificate or doctor of podiatric medicine's certificate, as the case may be, who is engaged in the professional practice authorized by the certificate under the jurisdiction of the appropriate board. See California Education Code 70020
  • Licensee: means a person licensed under this chapter. See California Public Utilities Code 786
  • Licensee: means a person licensed under this chapter. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • Licensing board: means any board, as defined in Section 22, the State Bar of California, and the Department of Real Estate. See California Education Code 17351
  • Licentiate: means any person authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600. See California Education Code 17331
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Life insurance: means insurance upon the lives of persons or appertaining thereto. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Limitation: means any provision other than an exception or a reduction which restricts coverage under the policy. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Livestock: means any cattle, sheep, swine, goat, or horse, mule, or other equine. See California Education Code 33428
  • 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 33428
  • 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 33428
  • Low-income residential housing: means either of the following:

    California Public Utilities Code 2861

  • Manager: means the individual under whose direction, control, charge, or management the business of a licensee is operated. See California Public Utilities Code 786
  • material: includes a statement or omission substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of the business or profession. See California Education Code 52329
  • Meets applicable standards: means the site was inspected by a CASp and determined to meet all applicable construction-related accessibility standards pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 55. See California Education Code 74139
  • month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Education Code 17413
  • Mortgage: includes a trust deed, "mortgagor" includes a trustor under such trust deed, "mortgagee" includes a beneficiary under such trust deed, or a trustee exercising powers or performing duties granted to or imposed upon him thereunder, and "lien" in respect to real or personal property includes a charge or incumbrance arising out of a trust deed. See California Education Code 32034
  • 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.
  • Multidisciplinary committee: means the Veterinary Medicine Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee established pursuant to Section 4809. See California Education Code 52180
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • New business: means a health benefit plan issued to an eligible individual that is not the carrier's in force business. See California Public Utilities Code 454.1
  • Nonparticipating insurer: means an insurer that elects not to transfer or place any residential earthquake policies in the authority. See California Probate Code 17352
  • nonresident: means a person who is not a resident of this state at the time of the performance of the act referred to in Section 14071. See California Public Utilities Code 850
  • nonresident: means a person who is not a resident of this state at the time of the performance of the act referred to in Section 15045. See California Public Utilities Code 1006
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 25020
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 32287
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 17324
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See California Education Code 17389
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 5031
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • On-time graduates: means the number of students who complete a program within 100 percent of the published program length. See California Education Code 94928
  • Open enrollment period: means the annual open enrollment period subsequent to the initial open enrollment period, applicable to each individual child that is the month of the child's birth date. See California Public Utilities Code 460.7
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Other reasonable costs: means reasonable out-of-pocket expenses directly incurred by a customer that are directly related to the contentions or recommendations made by the customer that resulted in a substantial contribution. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Panel: means the advisory panel of the authority. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Participating insurer: means an insurer that has elected to join the authority. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Party: means any interested party, respondent public utility, or commission staff in a hearing or proceeding. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Education Code 25022
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Education Code 32289
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or association, and includes, but is not limited to, employers, manufacturers, jobbers, wholesalers, contractors, subcontractors, and any other person or entity engaged in the business of garment manufacturing. See California Public Utilities Code 1045
  • person: shall mean one or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, associations, legal representatives, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, or any other legal entity, employer, or labor organization having an interest in the outcome of a proceeding under this part. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Person: means a natural person, partnership, joint venture, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity. See California Education Code 74180
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, company, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, and corporation. See California Public Utilities Code 786
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, company, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, and corporation. See California Public Utilities Code 854.2
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17413
  • podiatric medicine: means the diagnosis, medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative, and electrical treatment of the human foot, including the ankle and tendons that insert into the foot and the nonsurgical treatment of the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions of the foot. See California Education Code 69624
  • Policy of residential property insurance: means those policies described in Section 10087. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Policy owner: means the owner named in the policy or the certificate holder in the case of a group policy. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • 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
  • PPACA: means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), and any subsequent rules or regulations issued pursuant to that law. See California Public Utilities Code 460.7
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premium outlay: means the amount of premium assumed to be paid by the policy owner or other premium payer out-of-pocket. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • presiding officer: means the executive officer of the Office of Administrative Hearings. See California Public Utilities Code 848.8
  • presiding officer: means the Executive Officer of the Office of Administrative Hearings. See California Public Utilities Code 1002.3
  • 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.
  • Private capital market: means one or more purchasers of bonds of the authority pursuant to a capital market contract. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Proceeding: means an application, complaint, or investigation, rulemaking, alternative dispute resolution procedures in lieu of formal proceedings as may be sponsored or endorsed by the commission, or other formal proceeding before the commission. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • promise: includes promise, undertaking, contract, or agreement, whether written or oral, express or implied. See California Public Utilities Code 2876
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protection contract fee: means the consideration received, or to be received, by a home protection company for the issuance of any home protection contract. See California Public Utilities Code 735
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public utility: includes every public utility and every business which is a commission regulated subsidiary or commission regulated affiliate of a public utility. See California Public Utilities Code 1821
  • Qualified defendant: means a defendant in an action that includes a construction-related accessibility claim that is asserted against a place of public accommodation that met the requirements of "meets applicable standards" or "inspected by a CASp" prior to the date the defendant was served with the summons and complaint in that action. See California Education Code 74139
  • Qualifying residential property: includes all those residential dwellings set forth in Section 10087. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Railroad: means any steam railroad, electric railroad, or railway, operated in whole or in part in this State. See California Public Utilities Code 1763
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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
  • 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 52180
  • related services: means transportation, and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services (including speech-language pathology and audiology services, interpreting services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, including therapeutic recreation, social work services, school nurse services designed to enable an individual with exceptional needs to receive a free appropriate public education as described in the individualized education program of the child, counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling, orientation, and mobility services, and medical services, except that such medical services shall be for diagnostic and evaluation purposes only) as may be required to assist an individual with exceptional needs to benefit from special education, and includes the early identification and assessment of disabling conditions in children. See California Education Code 56363
  • 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).
  • representatives: includes any individual or labor organization. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Resident: means residing in this State, "nonresident" means not residing in this State. See California Education Code 32040
  • residential property: as used in this part means any single or multiple unit or units, including mobilehomes, (as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 18211) used primarily for residential purposes. See California Public Utilities Code 735
  • Residential property insurance market share: means an individual insurer's total gross premiums received for residential property insurance policies written or renewed by the insurer, divided by the total gross premiums received by all admitted insurers for residential property insurance in California. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Responsible party for a child: means an adult having custody of the child or with responsibility for the financial needs of the child, including the responsibility to provide health care coverage. See California Public Utilities Code 460.7
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restriction on transfer: means a provision in a lease that restricts the right of transfer of the tenant's interest in the lease. See California Civil Code 1995.020
  • Restriction on use: means a provision in a lease that restricts the use of leased property by a tenant, whether by limiting use to a specified purpose, mandating use for a specified purpose, prohibiting use for a specified purpose, limiting or prohibiting a change in use, or otherwise. See California Civil Code 1997.020
  • Revenue: means all income and receipts of the authority, including, but not limited to, income and receipts derived from premiums, bond purchase agreements, capital contributions by insurers, assessments levied on insurers, surcharges applied to authority earthquake policyholders, and all interest or other income from investment of money in any fund or account of the authority established for the payment of principal or interest, or premiums on bonds, including reserve funds. See California Probate Code 17352
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Sales in kilowatt hours: means sales in kilowatt hours, subject to the jurisdiction of the commission, for service directly to customers and subscribers of each electrical corporation, and shall not include interdepartmental sales or transfers and sales to other privately owned or publicly owned public utilities furnishing electricity. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Sales in therms: means deliveries of gas in therms, without regard to ownership of the gas, subject to the jurisdiction of the commission, directly to customers and subscribers of each gas corporation, except interdepartmental sales or transfers and sales to other privately owned or publicly owned public utilities furnishing electricity, gas, or heat. See California Public Utilities Code 435
  • Sell: includes offer for sale, expose for sale, possess for sale, exchange, barter, or trade. See California Education Code 19966
  • Significant financial hardship: means either that the customer cannot afford, without undue hardship, to pay the costs of effective participation, including advocate's fees, expert witness fees, and other reasonable costs of participation, or that, in the case of a group or organization, the economic interest of the individual members of the group or organization is small in comparison to the costs of effective participation in the proceeding. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • Site: means a place of public accommodation. See California Education Code 74139
  • SLIAG: means the State Legalization Impact-Assistance Grants as set forth in Section 204 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, (Sec. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • Solar thermal system: means a solar energy device that reduces demand for natural gas through water heating, space heating or cooling, or other methods of capturing heat energy from the sun to reduce natural gas consumption in a home, business, or any building or facility receiving natural gas that is subject to the surcharge established pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 2863, or exempt from the surcharge pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 2863, and that meets or exceeds the eligibility criteria established pursuant to Section 2864. See California Public Utilities Code 2861
  • Solar thermal systems: include multifamily residential, industrial, agricultural, governmental, educational, and nonprofit solar pool heating systems, but do not include single-family residential solar pool heating systems. See California Public Utilities Code 2861
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 32283
  • spouse: includes a registered domestic partner, as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17413
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17389
  • Spouse: means a "spouse" as defined in Section 704. See California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 25018.1
  • Standard risk rate: means the lowest rate that can be offered for a child with the same benefit plan, effective date, age, geographic region, and family status. See California Public Utilities Code 460.7
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 32033
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 5090
  • state of emergency: means a state of emergency or local emergency as defined in Section 8558 of the Government Code. See California Public Utilities Code 1033
  • State plan: means the plan for the use of Title IV funds as approved by the State Board of Education. See California Education Code 33509
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Students available for graduation: means the cohort population minus the number of students unavailable for graduation. See California Education Code 94928
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 5028
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscription: includes mark when the signer or subscriber cannot write, such signer's or subscriber's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer's or subscriber's name. See California Education Code 5033
  • Substantial contribution: means that, in the judgment of the commission, the customer's presentation has substantially assisted the commission in the making of its order or decision because the order or decision has adopted in whole or in part one or more factual contentions, legal contentions, or specific policy or procedural recommendations presented by the customer. See California Public Utilities Code 1802
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Superintendent: means the Superintendent of Public Instruction. See California Education Code 52302.5
  • supervisor: means any individual having the authority, in the interest of the employer, to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or the responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action, if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of such authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Supplemental illustration: means an illustration furnished in addition to a basic illustration that meets the applicable requirements of this regulation, and that may be presented in a format differing from the basic illustration, but may only depict a scale of nonguaranteed elements that is permitted in a basic illustration. See California Public Utilities Code 404
  • Surplus line broker: means a person licensed under Section 1765 and authorized to do business under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1760) of Part 2 of Division 1. See California Education Code 32224
  • tax obligation: means the tax imposed under, or in accordance with, Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001), Part 1. See California Education Code 17352
  • 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.
  • Tenant: includes a subtenant or assignee. See California Civil Code 1995.020
  • Tenant: includes a subtenant or assignee. See California Civil Code 1997.020
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Title IV: means Title IV, Parts A, B, C, and D of the Educational Amendments of 1978 (Public Law 95-561) as amended. See California Education Code 33509
  • 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.
  • Trainman: means a conductor, motorman, engineer, fireman, brakeman, train dispatcher, or telegraph operator, employed by or working in connection with a railroad. See California Public Utilities Code 1763
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • 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
  • unfair immigration-related practice: means any of the following practices, when undertaken for the retaliatory purposes prohibited by subdivision (a):

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  • unfair labor practice: means any unfair labor practice specified in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 1153) of this part. See California Public Utilities Code 2931
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Verify: means to assess the extent to which the computer model mimics reality. See California Public Utilities Code 1821
  • Violation: includes a failure to comply with any requirement of the code. See California Education Code 32400 v2
  • Violation: means each incident when an unfair immigration-related practice was committed, without reference to the number of employees involved in the incident. See California Public Utilities Code 2892.1
  • visually impaired: includes blindness and means having central visual acuity not to exceed 20/200 in the better eye, with corrected lenses, as measured by the Snellen test, 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 an angle not greater than 20 degrees. See California Education Code 74109
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer. See California Education Code 17389
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.