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  • Act: means the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Bond Act constituting Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 125290. See California Health and Safety Code 125291.15
  • Act: means the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Bond Act constituting Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 125290. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Administration and implementation of the child and spousal support enforcement program: as used in this division , means the carrying out of the state and local plans for establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support obligations, enforcing spousal support orders, and determining paternity pursuant to Part D (commencing with Section 651) of Subchapter IV of Chapter 7 of Title 42 of the United States Code and this article. See California Family Code 17212
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Basic research: means the investigation of basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology, cellular plasticity, cellular differentiation, and other vital research opportunities. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • board: means any entity listed in Section 101, the entities referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600, the State Bar, the Department of Real Estate, and any other state agency that issues a license, certificate, or registration authorizing a person to engage in a business or profession. See California Business and Professions Code 31
  • City: includes city and county. See California Business and Professions Code 18
  • Commission: means the Citizens Advisory Commission created pursuant to Section 6602. See California Water Code 6600
  • Committee: means the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Finance Committee created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 125291. See California Health and Safety Code 125291.15
  • Committee: means the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Finance Committee created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 125291. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Constitutional officers: means the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, and Controller of California. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Food and Agricultural Code 29
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Business and Professions Code 17
  • County: includes city and county. See California Family Code 67
  • Dam: means Oroville Dam, its appurtenant structures, the Feather River Fish Hatchery, and the Oroville-Thermalito Complex. See California Water Code 6600
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 32
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Early development: means discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately improve patient care. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Facilities: means buildings, building leases, or capital equipment. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Family support: means an agreement between the parents, or an order or judgment, that combines child support and spousal support without designating the amount to be paid for child support and the amount to be paid for spousal support. See California Family Code 92
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Fund: means the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Fund created pursuant to Section 125291. See California Health and Safety Code 125291.15
  • Fund: means the California Stem Cell Research and Disease Cures Fund created pursuant to Section 125291. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Grant: means a grant, loan, or guarantee. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Grantee: means a recipient of a grant from the institute. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Income and expense declaration: means the form for an income and expense declaration in family law matters adopted by the Judicial Council. See California Family Code 95
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • institute: means the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine designated in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 125291. See California Health and Safety Code 125291.15
  • Institute: means the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Interim debt: means any interim loans pursuant to Sections 125291. See California Health and Safety Code 125291.15
  • Interim standards: means temporary standards that perform the same function as "emergency regulations" under the Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code, Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 3. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: means license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Section 1000 or 3600. See California Business and Professions Code 23.7
  • Licensee: means any person authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600. See California Business and Professions Code 23.8
  • Life science commercial entity: means a firm or organization, headquartered in California, whose business model includes biomedical or biotechnology product development and commercialization. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • obligor: means a person owing a duty of support. See California Family Code 17212
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • order: include a decree, as appropriate under the circumstances. See California Family Code 100
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See California Food and Agricultural Code 38
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Government Code 17
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Family Code 105
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • pest control: as used in this chapter are synonymous. See California Business and Professions Code 8505
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Proceeding: includes an action. See California Family Code 110
  • Progenitor cells: means multipotent or precursor cells that are partially differentiated but retain the ability to divide and give rise to differentiated cells. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quorum: means at least 65 percent of the members who are eligible to vote. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • Research funding: includes interdisciplinary scientific and medical funding for all stages of research, including, but not limited to, stem cell discovery research, early development, translational research, therapy development, and the development of treatments through clinical trials, including, without limitation, the reimbursement of patient-qualified costs for research participants and their caregivers pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 125290. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Research program: means research projects that are designed to advance the same ultimate goal along the research continuum and that are conducted by the same or overlapping investigators. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 35
  • 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.
  • Spousal support: means support of the spouse of the obligor. See California Family Code 142
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Family Code 143
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Water Code 18
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a commonwealth, territory, or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Family Code 145
  • state agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. See California Government Code 11000
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Food and Agricultural Code 49
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Government Code 10
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Water Code 10
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs, unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Business and Professions Code 15
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Support: refers to a support obligation owing on behalf of a child, spouse, or family, or an amount owing pursuant to Section 17402. See California Family Code 150
  • Support order: means a judgment or order of support in favor of an obligee, whether temporary or final, or subject to modification, termination, or remission, regardless of the kind of action or proceeding in which it is entered. See California Family Code 155
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Vital research opportunity: means scientific and medical research and technologies, including, but not limited to, genetics, personalized medicine, and aging as a pathology, and/or any stem cell research not actually funded by the institute under paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 125290. See California Health and Safety Code 125292.10
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.