Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Definitions
Chapter 3 Retirement Board
Chapter 4 Fiduciary Duties
Chapter 5 Administration
Chapter 6 Investments
Chapter 7 System Headquarters
Chapter 8 Establishment and Control of Funds
Chapter 9 Member and Employer Duties
Chapter 10 Membership
Chapter 11 Exclusions from Membership
Chapter 12 Community Property
Chapter 13 Service Credit
Chapter 14 Permissive and Additional Service Credit
Chapter 14.2 Out-of-State Service Credit
Chapter 14.5 Military Service
Chapter 15 Employee Contributions
Chapter 16 Employer and State Contributions
Chapter 17 Employer Collection and Reporting Procedures
Chapter 18 Refund of Contributions
Chapter 19 Redeposit of Contributions
Chapter 20 Beneficiary Designation
Chapter 21 Pre-1972 Benefits
Chapter 21.5 Election of Disability and Death Benefit Coverage
Chapter 22 Active Death Benefits: Family Allowance
Chapter 23 Active Death Benefits: Survivor Benefits
Chapter 24 Retired Death Benefits
Chapter 25 Disability Allowance
Chapter 26 Disability Retirement
Chapter 27 Service Retirement
Chapter 27.5 Replacement Benefits Program
Chapter 28 Options
Chapter 29 Benefit Maintenance
Chapter 30 Subrogation
Chapter 31 Procedures Concerning Payment
Chapter 32 San Francisco Local System
Chapter 33 Los Angeles Unified School District Plan
Chapter 34 Administration of the District Retirement Salary Plan
Chapter 35 Joint District Salary Retirement Plan
Chapter 36 Annuity Contract and Custodial Accounts
Chapter 37 Deferred Compensation Plans
Chapter 38 Defined Benefit Supplement Program
Chapter 39 School Employer Retirement Investment Product Vendor Registration Process and Information Bank

Terms Used In California Codes > Education Code > Title 1 > Division 1 > Part 13

  • Abstract of judgment: In a federal criminal proceeding, A certification from a U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
  • Access: means a personal inspection and review of a record or an accurate copy of a record, or receipt of an accurate copy of a record, an oral description or communication of a record or an accurate copy of a record, and a request to release a copy of any record. See California Education Code 49061
  • Account: means the Roberti-Z'berg-Harris Urban Open-Space and Recreation Program Account in the General Fund. See California Water Code 25975
  • Account: when used to mean a contract of deposit of funds between a depositor and a financial institution, includes a checking account, savings account, certificate of deposit, share account, mutual capital certificate, and other like arrangements. See California Government Code 21254
  • Accumulated overdraft: means the aggregate amount, as determined from time to time by the board, by which the quantity of ground water removed by any natural or artificial means from the ground water supplies within the district during all preceding water years shall have exceeded the quantity of nonsaline water replaced therein by the replenishment of such ground water supplies in such water years by any natural or artificial means, the respective determination to be based upon reports, records, and other data or evidence found by the board to be adequate for the purpose of making such determination. See California Water Code 71683
  • 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 California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Act. See California Government Code 20097
  • Act: means the California School Finance Authority Act. See California Education Code 45029
  • Action: includes a civil action and a special proceeding of a civil nature. See California Government Code 14172
  • Active efforts: means affirmative, active, thorough, and timely efforts intended primarily to maintain or reunite an Indian child with their family. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affected county: means each county from which territory is proposed to be transferred to create a new county. See California Government Code 56864
  • 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 840.2
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • After-meter services: includes , but is not limited to, leak investigation, inspecting customer piping and appliances, carbon monoxide investigation, pilot relighting, and high bill investigation. See California Water Code 50752
  • agency: means any city, county, district, joint powers authority, or other political subdivision of the state involved with water management. See California Water Code 12927
  • agency: means every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, or other state agency, except that the term agency shall not include:

    California Civil Code 1798.3

  • Agent: means a county or city board of education or superintendent of schools acting with the board's consent, on behalf of one or more school districts for any purpose of this chapter, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges or the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges acting with the Board of Governors' consent, on behalf of one or more community college districts for any purpose of this chapter, and the school district, county office of education, or other chartering entity acting with the consent of, and on behalf of, one or more charter schools for any purpose of this chapter. See California Education Code 45029
  • Aggrieved: means and refers to any of the following persons or entities:

    California Government Code 970.6

  • aircraft: means any contrivance used for navigation of, or flight in, the air. See California Water Code 75121
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • alternative certification program: is a program operated by a school district, county office of education, college or university, or other public education entity, individually or in collaboration with other public education entities in the region to be served, and designed to provide a concentrated program leading to a permanent teaching credential. See California Education Code 44381
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Ancillary administration: Probate administration of property (usually real property) owned in a State other than the one in which the decedent had his (her) principal residence at the time of death.
  • Animal: means any amphibian, bird, mammal or reptile. See California Government Code 912.4
  • Annexing district: means a water conservation district which has been petitioned by a petitioning district to be annexed thereto. See California Water Code 75940
  • Annual overdraft: means the amount, as determined by the board, by which the quantity of ground water removed by any natural or artificial means from the ground water supplies within the district during the water year exceeds the quantity of nonsaline water replaced therein by the replenishment of such ground water supplies in such water year by any natural or artificial means other than replensihment under the provisions of this article or by any other governmental agency or entity. See California Water Code 71683
  • Annual report: means the report required of each producer pursuant to Section 72143. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Any school district: means a school district or a county superintendent of schools who employs classroom teachers in the public schools. See California Education Code 45343
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • application: means an application for the initiation of proceedings for the formation of a district under the provisions of the Knox-Nisbet Act, Chapter 6. See California Water Code 71052
  • Appointee: means the person in whose favor a power of appointment is exercised. See California Water Code 24738
  • Appointive property: means the property or interest in property that is the subject of the power of appointment. See California Water Code 24738
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Armed forces: means the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. See California Education Code 45294
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assessed value: means 25 percent of full value to, and including, the 1980-81 fiscal year, and 100 percent of full value for the 1981-82 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter. See California Education Code 19460.5
  • Assessee: means the person to whom property or a tax is assessed. See California Education Code 5320
  • Assessing district: means any Chino Basin district which levies a production assessment under this chapter. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • assessments: includes all liens other than taxes which were, at the time of declaration of default, included in the amount necessary to redeem the property under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4101) of Part 7, and included in the amount necessary to redeem the property from sale to any taxing agency entitled to share in the proceeds. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 603.5
  • assessments: includes all liens charged on the secured roll which are not determined by the application of an ad valorem tax rate. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 627
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Associate: when used with respect to a licensee, means all of the following:

    California Education Code 44929

  • Association: means any corporation organized under this part. See California Education Code 44832
  • at-death transfer: means a transfer that is revocable during the lifetime of the transferor, but does not include a joint tenancy or joint account with right of survivorship. See California Water Code 24250
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Authority: means the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority established pursuant to Section 3320 and any board, commission, department, or officer succeeding to the functions thereof, or to whom the powers conferred upon the authority by this division shall be given by law. See California Government Code 20097
  • Authority: means the California School Finance Authority, or any board, body, commission, department, or officer succeeding to the principal functions of the authority, or to which the powers conferred upon the authority by this chapter shall be given by law. See California Education Code 45029
  • 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.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • base year value: as used in this part means the full cash value of a manufactured home on the date the manufactured home is purchased or changes ownership. See California Water Code 12878.39
  • 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 gas service: includes transmission, storage for reliability of service, and distribution of natural gas, purchasing natural gas on behalf of a customer, revenue cycle services, and after-meter services. See California Water Code 50752
  • beginning teacher: means a teacher with a valid California credential, as defined in Section 44259. See California Education Code 44279.1
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary: means a person to whom a donative transfer of property is made or that person's successor in interest, and:

    California Government Code 21257

  • Benefit corporation: means a corporation organized under the General Corporation Law that has elected to become subject to this part and whose status as a benefit corporation has not been terminated as provided in this part. See California Education Code 44435
  • Benefit district: means a special benefit assessment district established pursuant to this chapter, the area of which shall lie not more than one-half mile from the center point of any transit station or proposed transit station. See California Water Code 51757
  • Benefit enforcement proceeding: means a claim or action relating to any of the following:

    California Education Code 44435

  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Block grant: means the allocation of moneys for one or more projects for the acquisition or development of recreational lands and facilities. See California Water Code 25975
  • Board: means the Board of Corrections. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 749.32
  • Board: means the Board of Directors of the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority. See California Government Code 20097
  • board: means a county transit development board created pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120050). See California Government Code 20127
  • board: means the board of directors of the district. See California Government Code 20170
  • Board: means the governing board of the operator. See California Water Code 51757
  • Board: means the board of directors of the primary district. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Water Code 12929.2
  • board: means the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. See California Education Code 5301
  • board: as used in this article , means the board and the board of directors of the nonprofit entity as the joint employer of the employees. See California Water Code 72702
  • Board: means the governing body of a local taxing entity. See California Government Code 975
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of a district. See California Water Code 26251
  • board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the principal county. See California Water Code 36550
  • board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the principal county. See California Water Code 71051
  • board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the principal county. See California Water Code 12410
  • bond: means a general obligation bond. See California Water Code 36551
  • Bond purchase agreement: means a contractual agreement executed between the authority and an underwriter or underwriters and, where appropriate, a participating party, whereby the authority agrees to sell bonds issued pursuant to this division. See California Government Code 20097
  • Bonds: means bonds, including structured, senior, and subordinated bonds or other securities. See California Government Code 20097
  • bonds: includes both construction and refunding bonds except as otherwise expressly provided. See California Water Code 25200
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness issued by a local agency pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 55100) of this division, including bonds issued to refund previously issued bonds or other indebtedness. See California Government Code 12100.62
  • Budget authority: Authority provided by law to enter into obligations that will result in outlays of Federal funds. Budget authority may be classified by the period of availability (one-year, multiyear, no-year), by the timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or by the manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite).
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs: means the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1
  • By divisions: means the election of each member of the board of directors by voters of the division alone. See California Water Code 26651
  • by divisions: as used in this article , means election of the directors by voters of the division alone. See California Water Code 30730
  • Bylaws: as used in this part means the code or codes of rules used, adopted, or recognized for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See California Corporations Code 9150
  • capstone college course: means a community college course described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 48800. See California Education Code 48810.5
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charter school: means a school established pursuant to Part 26. See California Education Code 45029
  • Child: means any individual entitled to take as a child under this code by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved. See California Government Code 21258
  • Chino Basin: means the groundwater basin situated within the Counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino and which is described in the complaint for general adjudication of water rights in the matter of Chino Basin Municipal Water District v. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • Chino Basin districts: means the primary district, the Western Municipal Water District of Riverside County, and the Pomona Valley Municipal Water District, the boundaries of each of which incorporate land overlying, in part, the Chino Basin. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • City: means any city whether general law or charter, including a city and county, and including any city the name of which includes the word "town. See California Water Code 26251
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 5092
  • City: includes incorporated city, city and county, municipal corporation, municipality, town, and incorporated town. See California Education Code 5227
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 19429
  • Claim: means a demand for payment for any of the following, whether due, not due, accrued or not accrued, or contingent, and whether liquidated or unliquidated:

    California Water Code 36455.3

  • Claim: means a demand for payment for any of the following, whether due, not due, accrued or not accrued, or contingent, and whether liquidated or unliquidated:

    California Water Code 45272

  • Classification: means that each position in the classified service shall have a designated title, a regular minimum number of assigned hours per day, days per week, and months per year, a specific statement of the duties required to be performed by the employees in each such position, and the regular monthly salary ranges for each such position. See California Education Code 45101
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the county board of supervisors. See California Government Code 840.2
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Close relative: means ancestor, lineal descendant, brother or sister and lineal descendants of either, spouse, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, or sister-in-law. See California Education Code 44929
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • commercial air operator: means any person owning, controlling, operating, renting, or managing aircraft for any commercial purpose for compensation. See California Water Code 75120
  • Commercial blockade: means acts constituting the tort of commercial blockade, as defined in Section 3427. See California Government Code 970.6
  • commission: means a county transportation commission created pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 130050). See California Government Code 20221
  • Commission: means the County Formation Review Commission. See California Government Code 56864
  • 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 Fish and Game Commission, and "commissioner" means a member of the Fish and Game Commission. See California Government Code 51924
  • Commission: means the county transportation commission created in Orange County pursuant to Section 130000. See California Water Code 71723
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Education Code 25022.5
  • commissioners: as used in this chapter shall refer to that engineer. See California Water Code 46156
  • Committee: means the Water Conservation Finance Committee created pursuant to Section 12879. See California Water Code 12879.2
  • 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.
  • Common disaster: A sudden and extraordinary misfortune that brings about the simultaneous or near-simultaneous deaths of two or more associated persons, such as husband and wife.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Community property: means :

    California Government Code 21259

  • Community recreation: means recreation facilities and services engaged in under the control of a district. See California Water Code 26251
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Conduit: includes pipe, millrace, ditch, flume, siphon, tunnel, canal, and any other conduit or diversion used for the purpose of taking or receiving water from any river, creek, stream, or lake. See California Government Code 12098.6
  • Conduit: includes ditches, pipelines, and other means of diversion. See California Water Code 22080
  • Conference report: The compromise product negotiated by the conference committee. The "conference report" is submitted to each chamber for its consideration, such as approval or disapproval.
  • Conservatee: includes a limited conservatee. See California Government Code 21260
  • Conservator: means the conservator of the person. See California Water Code 31151
  • Conservator: includes a limited conservator. See California Government Code 21261
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continued custody: means physical custody or legal custody or both, under any applicable tribal law or tribal custom or state law, that a parent or Indian custodian already has or had at any time in the past. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1
  • contract with the United States: means a contract made under the provisions of the Federal Reclamation Law for any or all of the following purposes:

    California Water Code 23451

  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Education Code 5303
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Core transport agent: includes the unregulated affiliates and subsidiaries of a gas corporation. See California Water Code 50754
  • corporation: include the lessees, trustees, receivers or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, of the person or corporation. See California Water Code 46227
  • Corporation: as used in this part means a corporation which is organized under, or subject to this part, including a central organization. See California Corporations Code 12232
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 17389
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 17491
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 1915
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 5091
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 5228
  • County: means the County of Orange. See California Water Code 71723
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19428
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 14004.5
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 94150
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 24937
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.5
  • County juvenile facilities: means county juvenile halls or camps. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 749.32
  • County placing agency: means the county social service department or county probation department. See California Education Code 49061
  • county water district: means a county water district which has heretofore executed or shall hereafter execute a contract with the United States for any or all of the following purposes:

    California Water Code 23300

  • Court: means the trial court in which the action is pending, unless otherwise specified. See California Government Code 14172
  • 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.
  • court supervision: means the judicial order, authorization, approval, confirmation, or instructions that would be required if authority to administer the estate had not been granted under this part. See California Water Code 48227
  • Creating instrument: means the deed, will, trust, or other writing or document that creates or reserves the power of appointment. See California Water Code 24738
  • 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
  • Creditor: means a person who may have a claim against estate property. See California Water Code 36455.3
  • Creditor: means a person who may have a claim against the trust property. See California Water Code 45272
  • custody: means either legal custody or physical custody of a minor. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 742.12
  • Custody: means physical custody or legal custody or both, under any applicable tribal law or tribal custom or state law. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1
  • custody: means the legal right to custody of the child unless that right is held jointly by two or more persons, in which case "custody" means the physical custody of the child by one of the persons sharing the right to custody. See California Education Code 94155
  • Dangerous condition: means a condition of property that creates a substantial (as distinguished from a minor, trivial or insignificant) risk of injury when such property or adjacent property is used with due care in a manner in which it is reasonably foreseeable that it will be used. See California Government Code 830
  • Day: means a calendar day unless otherwise specifically provided. See California Education Code 48925
  • debtor: means the debtor from whom the liability is sought to be collected. See California Code of Civil Procedure 688.040
  • Debts: means all claims, as defined in subdivision (a), all expenses of administration, and all other proper charges against the trust estate, including taxes. See California Water Code 45272
  • Deceased settlor: means a deceased person who, at the time of his or her death, held the power to revoke the trust in whole or in part. See California Water Code 45272
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declared homestead: means the dwelling described in a homestead declaration. See California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910
  • Declared homestead owner: includes both of the following:

    California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910

  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Demotion: means assignment to an inferior position or status, without the employee's written voluntary consent. See California Education Code 45101
  • department: whenever used in this code , unless the context otherwise requires, means the State Department of Education. See California Education Code 89
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 12879.2
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 12929.2
  • department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation and "director" means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Unemployment Insurance Code 134
  • Department: means the Department of Fish and Wildlife. See California Government Code 51928
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Education Code 24943
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Designation: means a designation made pursuant to Section 6321. See California Water Code 35500
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Devise: when used as a noun, means a disposition of real or personal property by will, and, when used as a verb, means to dispose of real or personal property by will. See California Government Code 21263
  • Devisee: means any person designated in a will to receive a devise. See California Government Code 21264
  • direct assessment warrants: as used in this chapter , means such obligations, howsoever denominated. See California Water Code 45900
  • Director: means the Director of Fish and Wildlife. See California Government Code 51929
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Education Code 24944
  • directors: means natural persons, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the governing body of the corporation. See California Government Code 31831.2
  • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the governing body of the corporation. See California Corporations Code 12233
  • Directory information: means one or more of the following items: pupil's name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous public or private school attended by the pupil. See California Education Code 49061
  • Disciplinary action: includes any action whereby an employee is deprived of any classification or any incident of any classification in which he has permanence, including dismissal, suspension, demotion, or any reassignment, without his voluntary consent, except a layoff for lack of work or lack of funds. See California Education Code 45101
  • disclose: means to disclose, release, transfer, disseminate, or otherwise communicate all or any part of any record orally, in writing, or by electronic or any other means to any person or entity. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • 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:
  • Disposable earnings: means the portion of an individual's earnings that remains after deducting all amounts required to be withheld by law. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Disrupting the normal functioning of a health care facility: means intentionally rendering or attempting to render a health care facility temporarily or permanently unavailable or unusable by a licensed health practitioner, the facility's staff, or patients. See California Government Code 970.6
  • Dissolution of marriage: includes divorce. See California Government Code 21265
  • District: means any regional park district formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3 and any recreation and park district formed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780). See California Water Code 26125
  • District: means a recreation and park district created pursuant to this chapter or any of its statutory predecessors. See California Water Code 26251
  • district: means the North County Transit District. See California Government Code 20163
  • District: as used in this article , means any regional park district, regional park and open-space district, or regional open-space district formed pursuant to this article. See California Unemployment Insurance Code 9100
  • District: means the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District. See California Water Code 70151
  • District: means any irrigation district which includes land included within a watermaster service area for which a watermaster has previously been appointed by the Department of Water Resources, but which elects to provide watermaster service pursuant to the provisions of this article. See California Water Code 22080
  • District: as used in this article means the Irvine Ranch Water District, the Moulton-Niguel Water District, the Rancho California Water District, or the Santa Margarita Water District. See California Water Code 36060
  • District: as used in this part , means any city, county, city and county, or other governmental entity authorized, to impose transaction and use taxes pursuant to this part. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 753
  • District election: means every election held within the district for district purposes, but does not include a formation election. See California Water Code 71450
  • districts: means one or more irrigation districts together with one or more county water districts. See California Water Code 23450
  • Districts: means regional park districts formed under Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3. See California Water Code 25975
  • 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
  • Domestic partner: means one of two persons who have filed a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State pursuant to Division 2. See California Government Code 21266
  • Domicile: means either of the following:

    California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1

  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor: means the person who creates or reserves a power of appointment. See California Water Code 24738
  • Dower: A widow
  • 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
  • Earnings: means compensation payable by an employer to an employee for personal services performed by such employee, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Earnings assignment order for support: means an order, made pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5200) of Part 5 of Division 9 of the Family Code or Section 3088 of the Probate Code, which requires an employer to withhold earnings for support. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Earnings withholding order for elder or dependent adult financial abuse: means an earnings withholding order, made pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 706. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • election: means an election on the proposition of the formation of a district. See California Water Code 34152
  • electric microutility: means any electrical corporation that is regulated by the commission and organized for the purpose of providing sole-source generation, distribution, and sale of electricity exclusively to a customer base of fewer than 2,000 customers. See California Water Code 51422
  • electrical cooperative: means any private corporation or association organized for the purposes of transmitting or distributing electricity exclusively to its stockholders or members at cost. See California Water Code 51409
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See California Government Code 14172
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • electronic funds transfer: means any transfer of funds, other than a transaction originated by check, draft, or similar paper instrument, which is initiated through an electronic terminal, telephonic instrument, or computer or magnetic tape so as to order, instruct, or authorize a financial institution to credit or debit an account. See California Water Code 12922
  • Electronic transmission to the corporation: means a communication (a) delivered by (1) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic mail address, respectively, which the corporation has provided from time to time to shareholders or members and directors for sending communications to the corporation, (2) posting on an electronic message board or network which the corporation has designated for those communications, and which transmission shall be validly delivered upon the posting, or (3) other means of electronic communication, (b) as to which the corporation has placed in effect reasonable measures to verify that the sender is the shareholder or member (in person or by proxy) or director purporting to send the 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 Education Code 17499
  • Electronically stored information: means information that is stored in an electronic medium. See California Government Code 14172
  • Eligible county: means a county which meets both of the following requirements:

    California Water Code 12681.2

  • Eligible county: means a county that meets both of the following requirements:

    California Water Code 12688

  • Eligible county: means a county which meets both of the following requirements:

    California Water Code 12832

  • Eligible project: means any dam, reservoir, or other construction or improvement by a local agency for the diversion, storage, or primary distribution of water, or facilities for groundwater extraction, primarily for domestic, municipal, agricultural, industrial, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement, flood control, or power production purposes. See California Water Code 12879.2
  • Eligible property: means real property and any manufactured home which has received the homeowners' exemption or is eligible for the homeowners' exemption as of March 1, 1986, and which is located in an eligible county. See California Water Code 12681.2
  • Eligible property: means real property and any manufactured home, including any new construction that was completed or any change in ownership that occurred prior to the date of the disaster that meets both of the following requirements:

    California Water Code 12688

  • Eligible property: means real property and any manufactured home, including any new construction which was completed or any change in ownership which occurred prior to October 17, 1989, which meets both of the following requirements:

    California Water Code 12832

  • Eligible transit project: means transit stations and rail facilities and associated services, but excludes operating costs of rail or transit services. See California Water Code 51757
  • 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
  • Employee: means a public officer and any individual who performs services subject to the right of the employer to control both what shall be done and how it shall be done. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Employer: means a person for whom an individual performs services as an employee. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Energy Commission: means the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. See California Education Code 5093
  • Energy transporter: means and includes every utility and nonutility owner or operator, or both, of a natural gas or electric transmission or distribution system, or both, subject to a franchise agreement executed pursuant to this division, provided that proprietary gas pipelines whose franchise fees are set forth in Article 2 (commencing with Section 6231) of Chapter 2 shall not be covered by this chapter. See California Water Code 75441
  • Enterprise: means a revenue-producing improvement, building, system, plant, works, facilities, or undertaking used for or useful for the generation or production of electric energy for lighting, heating, and power for public or private uses. See California Government Code 20097
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Environmental Water Program: means the Environmental Water Program created pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 12929. See California Water Code 12929.2
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Establish: includes establish, construct, complete, acquire, extend or reroute. See California Water Code 51725
  • Estate: as used in this part shall include a decedent's probate estate and all property held in any revocable trust that becomes irrevocable on the death of the decedent. See California Water Code 24600
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • executed: when used with respect to the documents filed pursuant to this code or pursuant to regulations adopted under this code, and presented to the Secretary of State, include a document bearing a signature under subdivision (a). See California Education Code 17495
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Existing system: means any transit service or system of a publicly or privately owned public utility situated entirely within the district or at least 75 percent of whose revenue vehicle miles for the preceding calendar year were operated within the district. See California Water Code 51725
  • Expulsion: means removal of a pupil from (1) the immediate supervision and control, or (2) the general supervision, of school personnel, as those terms are used in Section 46300. See California Education Code 48925
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a set of United States statutes added as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure ethical practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy. It is often used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 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.
  • Family allowance: means an allowance provided for in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 6540) of Part 3 of Division 6. See California Government Code 21267
  • Feasibility report: means such report on the feasibility of a public agency's proposed project as the department may require the public agency to file with the department in support of an application by the public agency under this chapter for a loan for the construction of the proposed project. See California Water Code 12881.2
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: means personal representative, trustee, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact under a power of attorney, custodian under the California Uniform Transfer To Minors Act (Part 9 (commencing with Section 3900) of Division 4), or other legal representative subject to this code. See California Government Code 21268
  • Financial institution: means a state or national bank, state or federal savings and loan association or credit union, or like organization. See California Government Code 21269
  • Financing: means a loan made by the local agency pursuant to this division to the owner of an eligible building for eligible costs and which is secured by a deed of trust or mortgage upon the real property improved thereby. See California Government Code 12100.62
  • Fiscal year: means the period July 1 through June 30, following. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fiscal year: means a year beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 unless the local public entity has adopted a different fiscal year as authorized by law, in which case "fiscal year" means the fiscal year adopted by such local public entity. See California Government Code 970
  • Fiscal year: means the period commencing on July 1st of one calendar year and ending on June 30th of the calendar year immediately following. See California Water Code 71683
  • Fish: means a wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, amphibian, or part, spawn, or ovum of any of those animals. See California Government Code 51930
  • Fishery products: includes fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and marine products for human consumption. See California Education Code 44832
  • Flood control project: means any project heretofore or hereafter adopted and authorized by the Congress requiring local cooperation for flood control purposes. See California Water Code 12801
  • 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 guardian or conservator: means a guardian, conservator, committee, or comparable fiduciary in another jurisdiction. See California Water Code 31142.38
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • From divisions: means the election of members of the board of directors who are residents of the division from which they are elected by the voters of the entire district. See California Water Code 26651
  • from divisions: as used in this article , means election of directors who are residents of the division from which they are elected by the voters of the entire district. See California Water Code 30730
  • full authority: means authority to administer the estate under this part that includes all the powers granted under this part. See California Water Code 48228
  • Fund: means the Community Parklands Fund. See California Water Code 26125
  • Fund: means the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Fund. See California Government Code 20097
  • Fund: means the 1988 Water Conservation Fund created pursuant to Section 12879. See California Water Code 12879.2
  • Fund: means the California Water Fund. See California Water Code 12901
  • fund: includes :

    California Welfare and Institutions Code 602.1

  • 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
  • General public benefit: means a material positive impact on society and the environment, taken as a whole, as assessed against a third-party standard, from the business and operations of a benefit corporation. See California Education Code 44435
  • 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.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • graffiti or other inscribed material: includes any unauthorized inscription, word, figure, mark, or design that is written, marked, etched, scratched, drawn, or painted on real or personal property. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 742.12
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • Ground water: means nonsaline water beneath the surface of the ground, whether or not flowing through known and definite channels. See California Water Code 71683
  • Groundwater recharge facilities: means land and facilities for artificial groundwater recharge through methods that include, but are not limited to, either percolation using basins, pits, ditches, and furrows, modified streambed, flooding, and well injection, or in-lieu recharge. See California Water Code 12879.2
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: means the guardian of the person. See California Water Code 31151
  • Health care facility: means a facility that provides health care services directly to patients, including, but not limited to, a hospital, clinic, licensed health practitioner's office, health maintenance organization, diagnostic or treatment center, neuropsychiatric or mental health facility, hospice, or nursing home. See California Government Code 970.6
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Heir: means any person, including the surviving spouse, who is entitled to take property of the decedent by intestate succession under this code. See California Government Code 21291
  • Homestead declaration: includes both of the following:

    California Code of Civil Procedure 704.910

  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • improvements: includes trees, vines, alfalfa, all growing crops, and all buildings and structures. See California Water Code 25501
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • 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 56864
  • 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
  • Indian child custody proceeding: means a hearing during a juvenile court proceeding brought under this code, or a proceeding under the Probate Code or the Family Code, involving an Indian child, other than an emergency proceeding under Section 319, that may culminate in one of the following outcomes:

    California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1

  • Indian child custody proceeding: means a "child custody proceeding" within the meaning of Section 1903 of the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U. See California Water Code 31022
  • Indian foster home: means a foster home where one or more of the licensed or approved foster parents is an Indian as defined in Section 3 of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 224.1
  • 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: means a natural person. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • industrial gas: means any substance which is in a gaseous state at ambient conditions of temperature and pressure used for commercial, industrial, or scientific purposes, but does not include any gaseous hydrocarbon used for light, heat, power, or feedstock. See California Water Code 75168.6
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • instructional aide: means a person employed to assist classroom teachers and other certificated personnel in the performance of their duties and in the supervision of pupils and in instructional tasks which, in the judgment of the certificated personnel to whom the instructional aide is assigned, may be performed by a person not licensed as a classroom teacher. See California Education Code 45343
  • Instrument: includes all of the following:

    California Water Code 35500

  • Instrument: means a will, trust, deed, or other writing that designates a beneficiary or makes a donative transfer of property. See California Government Code 21291.5
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • 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
  • interested person: includes any of the following:

    California Government Code 21293

  • Internal Revenue Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. See California Water Code 24504.1
  • 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.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Jail: as used in this chapter , means a locked facility administered by a law enforcement or governmental agency, the purpose of which is to detain adults who have been charged with violations of criminal law and are pending trial, or to hold convicted adult criminal offenders sentenced for less than one year. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 207.1
  • 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 session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • 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.
  • Judge: means the administrative law judge presiding over the dismissal or suspension hearing. See California Education Code 44990
  • Judgment: means a final judgment for the payment of money rendered against a local public entity. See California Government Code 970
  • Judgment debtor: includes a person from whom the state is seeking to collect a tax liability under Article 4 (commencing with Section 706. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • land: includes city and town lots and excepts improvements. See California Water Code 25500
  • 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: includes a permit, easement, or license. See California Water Code 22089
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • legal representative: means an official of a corporation owning real property in the benefit district. See California Water Code 51757
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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).
  • limited authority: means authority to administer the estate under this part that includes all the powers granted under this part except the power to do any of the following:

    California Water Code 48229

  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local agency: means a city, county, city and county, special district, school district, community college district, community redevelopment agency, joint powers agency, or any other political subdivision of the state. See California Water Code 26251
  • Local agency: means any city, county, city and county, district, joint powers authority, or other political subdivision of the state involved in water management. See California Water Code 12879.2
  • Local agency: means a city, county, or city and county. See California Government Code 12100.62
  • local educational agency: means a school district as defined in Section 41302. See California Education Code 47640
  • Local public entity: includes a county, city, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state, but does not include the Regents of the University of California and does not include the state or any office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission or agency of the state claims against which are paid by warrants drawn by the Controller. See California Government Code 970
  • Local taxing entity: means a local public entity that has the power to levy ad valorem taxes, or ad valorem assessments, upon property within the territory of the entity. See California Government Code 975
  • local transportation zones: means cities or unincorporated areas which contain at least one economic center or major trip generator in which there is a large percentage of short- and medium-length transit trips. See California Government Code 20221.5
  • Lockup: as used in this chapter , means any locked room or secure enclosure under the control of a sheriff or other peace officer that is primarily for the temporary confinement of adults upon arrest. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 207.1
  • maintain: includes maintain, acquire, use, or disclose. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • Makeup water: means water of useable quality for ground water recharge required to be delivered to downstream users pursuant to a court judgment. See California Water Code 71683
  • Manufactured home: as used in this part , does not include a manufactured home which has become real property by being affixed to land on a permanent foundation system pursuant to Section 18551 of the Health and Safety Code and is taxed as all other real property is taxed. See California Water Code 12878.38
  • Marital deduction: means the federal estate tax deduction allowed for transfers under Section 2056 of the Internal Revenue Code or the federal gift tax deduction allowed for transfers under Section 2523 of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Water Code 24510
  • Marital deduction gift: means a transfer of property that is intended to qualify for the marital deduction. See California Water Code 24510
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See California Education Code 44832
  • Member: as used in this chapter , means all persons who become members of the plan under this part on or after October 16, 1992, and all persons who were members as of October 15, 1992, who elected, pursuant to Chapter 21. See California Education Code 48053
  • Mile: means either a statute mile (5,280 feet) or a nautical mile (6,077 feet) depending on the application. See California Government Code 51936
  • Minimum status vote: means that:

    California Education Code 44435

  • Minor: means any person under 18 years of age. See California Education Code 44990
  • minor child: means a child of the decedent who was under the age of 18 at the time of the decedent's death and who survived the decedent. See California Water Code 35950.4
  • Misappropriation: means :

    California Government Code 940.3

  • Mono Lake Basin: means Mono Lake and its watershed. See California Water Code 12929.2
  • Mono Lake Committee: means the California nonprofit citizens organization formed to save Mono Lake. See California Water Code 12929.2
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Education Code 17389
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Motion picture: means any motion picture, regardless of length or content, which is exhibited in a motion picture theater to paying customers, or is exhibited on television to paying customers or under the sponsorship of a paying advertiser. See California Government Code 912.4
  • motor carrier of property: means any person who operates any commercial motor vehicle as defined in subdivision (d). See California Welfare and Institutions Code 749.5
  • motor vehicle: as used in this part , shall have the meanings ascribed to them in Sections 415 and 670 of the Vehicle Code. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 728
  • multicounty designated transportation planning agency: means the Southern California Association of Governments. See California Government Code 20222
  • Municipality: includes counties. See California Water Code 75441
  • mutual water company: means any private corporation or association organized for the purposes of delivering water to its stockholders and members at cost, including use of works for conserving, treating and reclaiming water. See California Water Code 51346.5
  • 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
  • negotiable paper: means checks, drafts, and money orders. See California Water Code 12923
  • newspaper: means a newspaper of general circulation. See California Education Code 5344
  • Next property tax installment payment date: means December 10 or April 10, whichever date occurs first after the last date on which the eligible property was damaged. See California Water Code 12688
  • 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.
  • Notice: includes all papers and orders required to be served in any proceedings before any court, board, or officer, or when required by law to be served independently of such proceeding. See California Government Code 26660
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See California Education Code 17389
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 1921
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 5031
  • Oath: includes affirmation and written declarations signed under the penalties of perjury. See California Education Code 5230
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 19423
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 14007
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 94152
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • operating system: means an integrated water system for the supply of water to a service area of a privately owned public utility. See California Water Code 51324
  • Operator: means the person or persons operating a water-producing facility. See California Water Code 71683
  • Operator: means a transit district, municipal operator, or other public agency operating or contracting for the operation of transit, commuter rail, or intercity rail services. See California Water Code 51757
  • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: includes the United States (except that for the purpose of Sections 5901, 5931, 5933, and 5938, "owner" does not include the United States as to any dam in the condition the dam existed on September 15, 1945), the State, a person, political subdivision, or district (other than a fish and game district) owning, controlling or operating a dam or pipe. See California Government Code 12098.6
  • Parent: means a natural parent, an adopted parent, or legal guardian. See California Education Code 49061
  • Parent: means any individual entitled to take as a parent under this code by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is involved. See California Government Code 21296
  • Participating party: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 20097

  • Participating party: means :

    California Education Code 45029

  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • partnership: shall include limited liability company, registered limited liability partnership, and foreign limited liability partnership, except where the context or the specific provisions of this division otherwise require. See California Education Code 5325
  • permanent employee: includes tenure in the classification in which the employee passed the required probationary period, and includes all of the incidents of that classification. See California Education Code 45101
  • Permissible appointee: means a person in whose favor a power of appointment can be exercised. See California Water Code 24738
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 17389
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 17496
  • Person: includes an individual, a corporation, a partnership or other unincorporated association, a limited liability company, and a public entity. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011
  • Person: includes any person, firm, partnership, general partner of a partnership, limited liability company, registered limited liability partnership, foreign limited liability partnership, association, corporation, company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind. See California Education Code 5300
  • person: means any natural person, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, firm, or association. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • Person: means any natural person or any partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust, or other type of association. See California Government Code 51941
  • person: means any individual, firm, partnership, private, municipal or public corporation, limited liability company, company, association, joint stock association, trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative. See California Water Code 75122
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19426
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 14022.3
  • Person: means individuals, corporations, associations, partnerships, limited liability companies, trustees, lessees, agents and assignees. See California Government Code 912.4
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity. See California Government Code 940.3
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other entity. See California Government Code 21298
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • Person: means any public agency or public corporation, whether federal, state, or local, or any private corporation, firm, partnership, individual, or group of individuals and includes a district levying a water replenishment assessment hereunder. See California Water Code 71683
  • personal information: means any information that is maintained by an agency that identifies or describes an individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17413
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17389
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal representative: means executor, administrator, administrator with the will annexed, special administrator, successor personal representative, public administrator acting pursuant to Section 7660, or a person who performs substantially the same function under the law of another jurisdiction governing the person's status. See California Government Code 21310
  • petition: means a petition for the formation of a district. See California Water Code 34151
  • Petitioning district: means a water conservation district which proposes to petition or which has petitioned another water conservation district to annex its territory to that other water conservation district. See California Water Code 75940
  • plaintiff: includes a cross-complainant, and "defendant" includes a cross-defendant. See California Education Code 24930
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • political subdivision: means a county, city and county, city, municipal water district, county water district, irrigation district, public utility district, or any other public corporation. See California Water Code 51248
  • political subdivision: means a county, city and county, city, municipal water district, county water district, irrigation district, public utility district, California water district, or any other public corporation. See California Water Code 51324
  • Power of appointment: means a power that enables a powerholder acting in a nonfiduciary capacity to designate a recipient of an ownership interest in or another power of appointment over the appointive property. See California Water Code 24738
  • 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
  • Powerholder: means the person to whom a power of appointment is given or in whose favor a power of appointment is reserved. See California Water Code 24738
  • 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.
  • Predeceased spouse: means a person who died before the decedent while married to the decedent, except that the term does not include any of the following:

    California Government Code 21310.5

  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Primary district: means the Chino Basin Municipal Water District, which overlies a majority of the Chino Basin. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • Principal county: means the county having all or the greater portion of the entire assessed value, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll of the county or counties, of all taxable property within a district. See California Water Code 26251
  • 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 56864
  • 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 840.2
  • Private admonition: as used in this article and in Article 3 (commencing with Section 44240) of Chapter 2, is a warning, in writing, to the applicant or credential holder that states in ordinary and concise language the act or omission of the applicant or credential holder and further states that repetition of such act or omission may result in denial, suspension, or revocation of the credential. See California Education Code 44438
  • private irrigation plant: means a water system which is not operated by a mutual water company or by a public utility as defined in Part 1 (commencing with Section 201) or in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2701). See California Water Code 51347
  • private use: means an entity's use of its own reclaimed water. See California Water Code 51324
  • private utility: means a privately owned public utility providing a water service. See California Water Code 51324
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probate estate: means a decedent's estate subject to administration pursuant to Division 7 (commencing with Section 7000). See California Water Code 45272
  • Probate homestead: means a homestead provided for in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 6520) of Part 3 of Division 6. See California Government Code 21311
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Process: signifies a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See California Education Code 17389
  • Process: includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature. See California Education Code 19431
  • Producer: means any person or operator producing ground water within the boundaries of the district. See California Water Code 71683
  • Producer: means any person who produces groundwater within the Chino Basin, excluding minimal pumpers. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • producing: means the extraction or extracting of ground water, by pumping or any other method, from shafts, tunnels, wells (including, but not limited to, abandoned oil wells), excavations, or other sources of such ground water, for domestic, municipal, irrigation, industrial, or other beneficial use, except that such terms shall not mean or include the extraction or extracting of ground water incidentally produced with oil in the production of oil or gas nor the extraction or extracting of ground water incidentally produced in a bona fide mining operation or in the bona fide construction of a tunnel for railroad, highway, aqueduct, pipeline, or other useful purpose (except the production of ground water for use or sale) unless the ground water so extracted shall be used or sold by the producer for domestic, municipal, irrigation, industrial, or other beneficial purpose. See California Water Code 71683
  • Professional fiduciary: means a person who is a professional fiduciary as defined under subdivision (f) of Section 6501 of the Business and Professions Code. See California Government Code 21312
  • Program: means the Community Parklands Program established by this chapter. See California Water Code 26125
  • Program: means a program that provides financial assistance, as provided in Article 6 (commencing with Section 3365). See California Government Code 20097
  • Project: means plants, facilities, equipment, appliances, structures, expansions, and improvements within the state that serve the purposes of this division as approved by the authority, and all activities and expenses necessary to initiate and complete those projects described in Article 5 (commencing with Section 3350) and Article 7 (commencing with Section 3368), of Chapter 3. See California Government Code 20097
  • Project: means any dam, reservoir, or other construction or improvement by a public agency for the diversion, storage, or distribution of water primarily for domestic, municipal, agricultural, industrial, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement, flood control, or power production purposes. See California Water Code 12881.2
  • Project: means any project constructed by a public agency, as defined by Section 12880, by the State, or by the State in co-operation with the Federal Government, for the development, utilization, and distribution of the water resources of the State, including all necessary or convenient property, works, and facilities. See California Water Code 12901
  • Project: means land and facilities for artificial groundwater recharge through methods which include, but are not limited to, (1) percolation using basins, pits, ditches and furrows, modified streambed, flooding, and well injection or (2) in-lieu recharge. See California Water Code 12927
  • Project: means the acquisition, construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, improvement, furnishing, or equipping of an educational facility to be financed or refinanced pursuant to this chapter. See California Education Code 45029
  • Project: means a demonstration project which applies telecommunications and computer systems to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic. See California Water Code 71686.3
  • property: includes property real and personal. See California Education Code 17413
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See California Education Code 17389
  • Property: means anything that may be the subject of ownership and includes both real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Government Code 21313
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protect against: includes repairing, remedying or correcting a dangerous condition, providing safeguards against a dangerous condition, or warning of a dangerous condition. See California Government Code 830
  • Public agency: means any state agency, county, city and county, city, or district of the State, except the department. See California Water Code 12801
  • Public agency: means any city, county, district or other political subdivision of the state. See California Water Code 12881.2
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • public entity: has the meaning provided in Section 811. See California Water Code 36462
  • public entity: has the meaning provided in Section 811. See California Water Code 46378
  • Public entity: means the state, a county, city, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision in the state. See California Code of Civil Procedure 708.710
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • punishment: means the imposition of sanctions. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 202
  • Pupil: includes a pupil's parent or guardian or legal counsel. See California Education Code 48925
  • Pupil record: means any item of information directly related to an identifiable pupil, other than directory information, that is maintained by a school district or required to be maintained by an employee in the performance of his or her duties whether recorded by handwriting, print, tapes, film, microfilm, or other means. See California Education Code 49061
  • Purchase: means "buy" as defined in Section 24. See California Government Code 51942
  • Quasi-community property: means the following property, other than community property as defined in Section 28:

    California Government Code 21317

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rail transit: means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail. See California Water Code 70151
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: includes a leasehold interest in real property. See California Government Code 21318
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • reclaimed water: means reclaimed water as defined in Section 13050 of the Water Code. See California Water Code 51324
  • Reclassification: means the upgrading of a position to a higher classification as a result of the gradual increase of the duties being performed by the incumbent in such position. See California Education Code 45101
  • record: means any file or grouping of information about an individual that is maintained by an agency by reference to an identifying particular such as the individual's name, photograph, finger or voice print, or a number or symbol assigned to the individual. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • 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
  • Recreation: includes , but is not limited to, any activity in the fields of art, athletics, drama, habitat conservation, handicrafts, literature, music, nature study, open-space conservation, science, sports, and any formal or informal play that includes these activities. See California Water Code 26251
  • Recreation facility: includes , but is not limited to, an arts and crafts room, auditorium, beach, camp, community center, golf course, gymnasium, lake, meeting place, open space, park, parkway, playground, playing court, playing field, recreational reservoir, river, and swimming pool. See California Water Code 26251
  • regulatory agency: means the Department of Business Oversight, the Department of Insurance, the Bureau of Real Estate, and agencies of the United States or of any other state responsible for regulating financial institutions. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • 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 of the respondent: means either counsel for, or an exclusive labor representative of, the respondent. See California Education Code 44990
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Respondent: means the party against whom a petition has been filed. See California Education Code 44990
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • revenue: means all or any part of any source or sources of payment excluding assessments but including the proceeds of any existing or proposed contract or contracts. See California Water Code 25240
  • revenue bonds: means bonds, notes, lease obligations, certificates of participation, commercial paper, and any other evidences of indebtedness. See California Education Code 45029
  • Revenue cycle services: means metering services, billing the customer, collection, and related customer services. See California Water Code 50752
  • Revenues: means all receipts, purchase payments, loan repayments, lease payments, rents, fees and charges, and all other income or receipts derived by the authority from an enterprise, or by the authority or a participating party from any other financing arrangement undertaken by the authority or a participating party, including, but not limited to, all receipts from a bond purchase agreement, and any income or revenue derived from the investment of any money in any fund or account of the authority or a participating party. See California Government Code 20097
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • School district: means any school district maintaining any kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, any public school providing instruction in any kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, the office of the county superintendent of schools, or any special school operated by the department. See California Education Code 49061
  • Schoolday: means a day upon which the schools of the district are in session or weekdays during the summer recess. See California Education Code 48925
  • Security: includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt, or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. See California Government Code 21320
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • service area: means an area served by a privately owned public utility in which the facilities have been dedicated to public use and in which territory the utility is required to render service to the public. See California Water Code 51324
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sheriff: includes marshal. See California Education Code 17389
  • Signature: includes mark when the signer cannot write, such signer's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer's name. See California Education Code 17494
  • Smart freeway corridor: means a segment of a state highway route in an urban area selected for a smart freeway demonstration project. See California Water Code 71686.3
  • social worker: shall include the juvenile probation officer or the person who is both the juvenile probation officer and the adult probation officer, and any social worker in a county welfare department or any social worker in a California Indian tribe or any out-of-state Indian tribe that has reservation land that extends into the state that has authority, pursuant to an agreement with the department concerning child welfare services or foster care payments under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program when supervising dependent children of the juvenile court pursuant to Section 272 by order of the court under Section 300, and the term "department of probation" shall mean the department of juvenile probation or the department wherein the services of juvenile and adult probation are both performed. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 215
  • Special assessment: as used in this chapter , means any assessment levied pursuant to any of the improvement acts of the State of California, whether or not represented by a bond, and which are liens upon a specific parcel of real property. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 219
  • Specific public benefit: includes all of the following:

    California Education Code 44435

  • 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: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17489
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 5223
  • 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 94148
  • Spouse: includes domestic partner, as defined in Section 37 of this code, as required by Section 297. See California Government Code 21322
  • 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 77
  • State: means the State of California. See California Government Code 20097
  • State: includes the District of Columbia and the territories when applied to the different parts of the United States, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Education Code 17389
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 5090
  • State: means the State of California and includes any officer, department, board, or agency thereof. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.070
  • State: means the State of California. See California Code of Civil Procedure 708.710
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19427
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 14022
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See California Government Code 21325
  • state agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. See California Government Code 11000
  • State agency: means a state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission or agency claims against which are paid by warrants drawn by the Controller. See California Code of Civil Procedure 708.710
  • State tax liability: means an amount for which the state has a state tax lien as defined in Section 7162 of the Government Code excluding a state tax lien created pursuant to the Fish and Game Code. See California Code of Civil Procedure 706.070
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • stock: means a species, subspecies, geographical grouping, or other category of fish capable of management as a unit. See California Government Code 52032
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term appears unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 17486
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 5028
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 19404
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 14002.05
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • 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
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supplemental appropriation: Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
  • Supplemental water: means water from the State Water Resources Development System. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • Supplementary assessment: as used in this chapter , means an assessment, in addition to the original assessment, for the purpose of raising an additional sum for the district project or any unit or combination of units of the project. See California Water Code 46900
  • Supplementary assessment: as used in this chapter means an assessment, in addition to the original assessment, for the purpose of raising an additional sum for the operation of the district works or for the conduct and management of the district or its works. See California Water Code 47100
  • Support person: means an adult attendant, victim advocate, or other witness who is able, because of education, experience, or familiarity with the minor, to ensure that the minor's mental health, welfare, and well-being are protected. See California Education Code 44990
  • Surcharge: means a municipal surcharge for the use of public lands by a transportation customer as defined in subdivision (c). See California Water Code 75441
  • surplus money: means any money in any sinking fund established for the purpose of payment of any bonded or other indebtedness or any money in the treasury not required for the immediate necessities of the district. See California Water Code 31335
  • Suspension: means removal of a pupil from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes. See California Education Code 48925
  • system of records: means one or more records, which pertain to one or more individuals, which is maintained by any agency, from which information is retrieved by the name of an individual or by some identifying number, symbol or other identifying particular assigned to the individual. See California Civil Code 1798.3
  • taxes: includes all liens determined by the application of an ad valorem tax rate which were, at the time of declaration of default, included in the amount necessary to redeem the property under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 4101) of Part 7. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 603
  • taxes: includes all taxes, assessments, installments of assessments charged on the current secured roll, and payments in lieu of taxes on property belonging to the United States. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 625.1
  • taxes: includes all taxes and assessments charged on the current unsecured roll. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 626
  • taxes: includes all liens charged on the secured roll which are determined by the application of an ad valorem tax rate. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 626.8
  • taxes: includes all taxes and assessments charged on the delinquent unsecured roll or abstract list of delinquent unsecured taxes. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 630.1
  • taxes: includes assessments collected at the same time and in the same manner as county taxes. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 653.7
  • 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.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: includes any mode of oral statement made under oath or affirmation. See California Education Code 17389
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-party standard: means a standard for defining, reporting, and assessing overall corporate social and environmental performance to which all of the following apply:

    California Education Code 44435

  • 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.
  • Totten trust account: means an account in the name of one or more parties as trustee for one or more beneficiaries where the relationship is established by the form of the account and the deposit agreement with the financial institution and there is no subject of the trust other than the sums on deposit in the account. See California Government Code 21328
  • Trade secret: means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that:

    California Government Code 940.3

  • transactions: as used in this part have the same meaning respectively as the words "sale" or "sales" and the word "transactor" as used in this part has the same meaning as "seller" as "sale" or "sales" and "seller" are used in Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of this division. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 754
  • 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.
  • Transferee: means the beneficiary, donee, or other recipient of an interest transferred by an instrument. See California Government Code 21330
  • Transferor: means the testator, settlor, grantor, owner, or other person who executes an instrument. See California Government Code 21329
  • Transit operations: means all activities related to operating a transit system other than the purchase, construction, and maintenance of equipment, vehicles, and facilities for public transit purposes. See California Water Code 71723
  • Transport: includes offer or receive for transportation. See California Government Code 51952
  • Transportation customer: means every person, firm, or corporation, other than the State of California or a political subdivision thereof, transporting gas or electricity on an energy transporter's transmission or distribution system, or both, when the gas or electricity was purchased by the transportation customer from a third party. See California Water Code 75441
  • Treasurer: as used in this chapter , means any person who is the custodian of the funds collected on special assessments and/or has the duty to cancel the assessments upon the payment thereof. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 218.5
  • 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 trust described in Section 18200, or, if a portion of a trust, that portion that remained subject to the power of revocation at the deceased settlor's death. See California Water Code 45272
  • Trust: includes the following:

    California Government Code 21331

  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust company: means an entity that has qualified to engage in and conduct a trust business in this state. See California Government Code 21335
  • Trust estate: means a decedent's property, real and personal, that is titled in the name of the trustee of the deceased settlor's trust or confirmed by order of the court to the trustee of the deceased settlor's trust. See California Water Code 45272
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See California Government Code 21337
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • type of service: means , among other things, domestic, commercial, industrial, fire protection, wholesale, or irrigation service. See California Water Code 51324
  • 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
  • United States: means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to act in relation thereto. See California Government Code 12098.6
  • United States: includes the United States, and any board, bureau, agency, office or officers, department, or corporation of the United States. See California Water Code 74613
  • United States: means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to act in relation thereto. See California Education Code 14022.5
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • 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
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veteran: as used in this article means any person who has served in the United States armed forces in time of war, or national emergency declared by the President of the United States of America, and who has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, proof of which shall be submitted to the commission at the time of the examination. See California Education Code 45294
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Voice vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of legisators voting on each side are not recorded.
  • Voter: means a voter as defined by Section 359 of the Elections Code. See California Water Code 26251
  • waiver: means a waiver by the surviving spouse of any of the rights listed in subdivision (a) of Section 141, whether signed before or during marriage. See California Water Code 25115
  • water: includes potable water and nonpotable water. See California Water Code 71611
  • Water Quality Program: means the Water Quality program created pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 12929. See California Water Code 12929.2
  • Water year: means the period commencing on October 1st of one calendar year and ending on September 30th of the calendar year immediately following. See California Water Code 71683
  • Water-producing facility: means any device or method, mechanical or otherwise, for the production of ground water from the ground water supplies within the district. See California Water Code 71683
  • Working capital: means funds to be used by, or on behalf of, a participating party to pay maintenance or operating expenses, or any other costs that would be treated as an expense item under generally accepted accounting principles in connection with the ownership or operation of an educational facility, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

    California Education Code 45029

  • 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.
  • Writing: includes printing and typewriting. See California Education Code 17389
  • year: means a calendar year unless the context indicates a contrary meaning. See California Water Code 72140.1
  • Zone: means a zone formed pursuant to Article 12 (commencing with Section 5791). See California Water Code 26251