Every person is subject to the same obligations and duties, and has the same rights as if the rights, powers and duties imposed upon and transferred to a department were exercised by the State agency, deputy or employee designated in the laws administered by departments created in conformity with this chapter. Every person is subject to the same penalties, civil or criminal, for failure to perform any obligation, or duty, or for doing a prohibited act as if the obligation or duty arose from or was prohibited by the State agency, deputy or employee, designated in the laws administered by the department.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111.)

Terms Used In California Government Code 11161

  • 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.
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19426
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19427