Part 1 STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
Part 2 CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS
Part 2.5 AGENCIES
Part 2.8 DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING
Part 3 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Part 3.5 INTERNAL AUDITS
Part 4 CALIFORNIA VICTIM COMPENSATION BOARD
Part 4.5 TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Part 4.6 STATE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Part 4.7 BUSINESS AND TOURISM
Part 5 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Part 5.3 CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
Part 5.5 DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Part 5.7 ECONOMIC AND MOTION PICTURE DEVELOPMENT
Part 6 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Part 6.5 CALIFORNIA STATE COMMUNICATIONS LAW
Part 6.6 ASSISTANCE TO HOMELESS PERSONS
[Part 6.7 ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT]
Part 7 STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER
Part 7.2 HEALTH FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY ACT
Part 7.3 California Energy Infrastructure Safety Act
Part 7.5 STATE ALLOCATION BOARD
Part 8 LOCAL AGENCY ALLOCATION LAW
Part 8.5 LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Part 8.7 California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Part 9 STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Part 9.5 Office of Tax Appeals
Part 10 FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
Part 10.2 LOANS FOR REPLACEMENT, REMOVAL, OR UPGRADING OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Part 10.5 STATE PUBLIC WORKS BOARD
Part 10B STATE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
Part 11 PROPERTY ACQUISITION LAW
Part 12 STATE ECONOMIC POLICY
Part 12.3 Underground Economic Activities
Part 13 SOCIAL SERVICE TRANSPORTATION

Terms Used In California Codes > Government Code > Title 2 > Division 3 - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

  • 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.
  • Accepted credit card: means any credit card that the cardholder has requested or applied for and received or has signed, or has used, or has authorized another person to use, for the purpose of obtaining money, property, labor, or services on credit. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Accrediting organization: means an organization approved by the board. See California Business and Professions Code 2506
  • Acquire: includes purchase, condemnation, lease, and gift. See California Government Code 15802
  • Acquire: includes acquisition by gift, purchase, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise. See California Government Code 12271
  • Acquisition: means the acquisition of a fee interest or any other interest, including easements, leases, and development rights. See California Water Code 79505
  • act: as used in this division , means the Improvement Bond Act of 1915. See California Streets and Highways Code 9517
  • Act: means the California Health Facilities Financing Authority Act. See California Government Code 15432
  • action: as used in this Title is to be construed, whenever it is necessary so to do, as including a special proceeding of a civil nature. See California Code of Civil Procedure 363
  • action taken: means a collective decision made by the members of a state body, a collective commitment or promise by the members of the state body to make a positive or negative decision or an actual vote by the members of a state body when sitting as a body or entity upon a motion, proposal, resolution, order or similar action. See California Government Code 11122
  • Adequate notice: means a printed notice to a cardholder that sets forth the pertinent facts clearly and conspicuously so that a person against whom it is to operate could reasonably be expected to have noticed it and understood its meaning. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjournment sine die: The end of a legislative session "without day." These adjournments are used to indicate the final adjournment of an annual or the two-year session of legislature.
  • administrative costs: means the amounts expended by the Legislature, the Legislative Counsel Bureau, the Governor's Office, the Department of Technology, the Office of Planning and Research, the Department of Justice, the State Controller's Office, the State Treasurer's Office, the State Personnel Board, the Department of Finance, the Department of Financial Information System for California, the Office of Administrative Law, the Department of Human Resources, the Secretary of California Health and Human Services, the California State Auditor's Office, the Department of General Services, and the California State Library, and a proration of any other cost to or expense of the state for services or facilities provided for the Legislature and the above agencies, for supervision or administration of the state government or for services to other state agencies. See California Government Code 11270
  • Administrative officer: means the chief administrative officer, county administrator, county executive, county manager, or other officials employed in the several counties under various titles whose duties and responsibilities are comparable to the officials named herein. See California Government Code 29001
  • Adopted budget: means the budget document formally approved by the board of supervisors after the required public hearings and deliberations on the recommended budget. See California Government Code 29001
  • Adoption date: means the date the board of directors adopts the plan of conversion. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Advertisement: means a commercial message in any medium that directly or indirectly solicits or promotes one or more specific rental-purchase transactions, excluding instore merchandising aids. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • 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.
  • Affinity: signifies the connection existing in consequence of marriage, between each of the married persons and the blood relatives of the other when applied to the marriage relation. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Affirmative actions: means any activity for the purpose of eliminating discrimination in housing accommodations because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, or disability. See California Government Code 12927
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Age: refers to the chronological age of any individual who has reached a 40th birthday. See California Government Code 12926
  • Agency: means any statewide office, nonelective officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission or agency in the executive branch of the state government, except that it shall not apply to any agency whose primary function is service to the Legislature or judicial branches of state government or to any agency that is administered by an elective officer. See California Government Code 12080
  • agency: means any city, county, district, joint powers authority, or other political subdivision of the state involved with water management. See California Water Code 13452
  • Agency head: means the individual responsible for the overall operations of a state agency. See California Government Code 13404
  • Agency that is administered by an elective officer: includes the State Board of Equalization but not a board or commission on which an elective officer serves in an ex officio capacity. See California Government Code 12080
  • Aggrieved person: includes any person who claims to have been injured by a discriminatory housing practice or believes that the person will be injured by a discriminatory housing practice that is about to occur. See California Government Code 12927
  • Agreement: includes , but is not limited to, agreements providing for valuations, appraisals, and similar proceedings and agreements between employers and employees or between their respective representatives. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • air gauge knife: means a device that appears to be an air gauge but has concealed within it a pointed, metallic shaft that is designed to be a stabbing instrument which is exposed by mechanical action or gravity which locks into place when extended. See California Penal Code 16140
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternative energy equipment: means alternative energy equipment, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 15814. See California Government Code 14710
  • 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.
  • ammunition: includes , but is not limited to, any bullet, cartridge, magazine, clip, speed loader, autoloader, ammunition feeding device, or projectile capable of being fired from a firearm with a deadly consequence. See California Penal Code 16150
  • ammunition vendor: means any person, firm, corporation, or other business enterprise that holds a current ammunition vendor license issued pursuant to Section 30385. See California Penal Code 16151
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • applicant: includes an indigent person appearing pro se to represent themself at any stage of the case and applying to receive funds from the Transcript Reimbursement Fund established in Section 8030. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • application to purchase: means either of the following:

    California Penal Code 16190

  • applicator: refers to "structural pest control applicator. See California Business and Professions Code 8507.1
  • 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
  • Archival value: means the ongoing usefulness or significance of a record based on the administrative, legal, fiscal, evidential, or historical information it contains, justifying its permanent preservation. See California Government Code 12271
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assault weapon: means the following designated semiautomatic firearms:

    California Penal Code 30510

  • 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 Government Code 25
  • assessment: includes "standby charges" and other charges levied for the use of district water. See California Water Code 37210
  • assessment level: means the estimated gross dollar amount received by assessment from all assessed businesses on an annual basis, and "assessment formula" means the allocation method used within each industry segment (for example, percentage of gross revenue or percentage of transaction charges). See California Government Code 13995.60
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • At risk of chronic homelessness: includes , but is not limited to, persons who are at high risk of long-term or intermittent homelessness, including persons with mental illness exiting institutionalized settings, including, but not limited to, jail and mental health facilities, who were homeless prior to admission, transition age youth experiencing homelessness or with significant barriers to housing stability, and others, as defined in program guidelines. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Auditor: means the county auditor or that officer whose responsibilities include those designated in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 26900) of Division 2. See California Government Code 29001
  • Authority: means the California Health Facilities Financing Authority established pursuant to Part 7. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Authority: means the California Health Facilities Financing Authority created by this part or any board, body, commission, department, or officer succeeding to the principal functions thereof or to which the powers conferred upon the authority by this part shall be given by law. See California Government Code 15432
  • Authorized representative: means an individual appointed by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4541 or who is an authorized representative, as defined in Section 4701. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • Award: includes , but is not limited to, an award made pursuant to an agreement not in writing. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 firearms safety certificate: means a certificate issued before January 1, 2003, by the Department of Justice pursuant to former Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4, as that article read at any time from when it became operative on January 1, 1992, to when it was repealed on January 1, 2003. See California Penal Code 16240
  • Beer dispensing equipment: means any machine, tool, or implement used in the operation of dispensing beer. See California Health and Safety Code 108600
  • belt buckle knife: is a knife that is made an integral part of a belt buckle and consists of a blade with a length of at least two and one-half inches. See California Penal Code 16260
  • 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
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • billing error: means an error by omission or commission in (1) posting any debit or credit, or (2) in computation or similar error of an accounting nature contained in a statement given to the cardholder by the card issuer. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Blanket encumbrance: means any mortgage, deed of trust, option to purchase, vendor's lien or interest under a contract or agreement of sale, or other financing lien or encumbrance granted by the membership camping operator or affiliate which secures or evidences the obligation to pay money or to sell or convey any campgrounds made available to purchasers by the membership camping operator or any portion thereof, and which authorizes, permits, or requires the foreclosure or other disposition of the campground. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • board: means the California Victim Compensation Board. See California Government Code 13900
  • Board: means the board of supervisors of the county, or the same body acting as the governing board of a special district whose affairs and finances are under its supervision and control. See California Government Code 29001
  • board: means the State Public Works Board, and "director" means Director of General Services. See California Government Code 15752
  • Board: means the State Public Works Board. See California Government Code 15802
  • Board: means the governing board of the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority established under Section 14074. See California Government Code 14074
  • Board: means the governing board of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority established under Section 14076. See California Government Code 14076
  • Board: means the California Victim Compensation Board. See California Government Code 13951
  • Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Water Code 79505
  • board: as used in this chapter means the Medical Board of California. See California Business and Professions Code 2002
  • Board: means the Central Valley Flood Protection Board. See California Water Code 12980
  • Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Water Code 13959
  • Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • 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
  • Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Water Code 13452
  • Board: means the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. See California Business and Professions Code 2361
  • Board: means the Podiatric Medical Board of California. See California Business and Professions Code 2461
  • Board: means the Medical Board of California. See California Business and Professions Code 2506
  • board: means the State Public Works Board. See California Government Code 15851
  • Board: means State Allocation Board. See California Government Code 15501
  • board: means the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 20
  • Board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of each county within which a district is located. See California Water Code 37202
  • Body of water: means a reservoir or lake. See California Health and Safety Code 117080
  • bond: means a bond, warrant, note, lease, or installment sale obligation that is evidenced by a certificate of participation or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the authority. See California Government Code 15432
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued solely for the purposes of paying the cost of electric power and transmission, scheduling, and other related expenses incurred by the department on and after the effective date of this division, or to reimburse expenditures from the fund for those purposes. See California Water Code 80010
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued solely for purposes of supporting the Wildfire Fund and other related expenses incurred by the department pursuant to this division, or for reimbursing expenditures from the fund or the Wildfire Fund for those purposes. See California Water Code 80506
  • Bonds: means revenue bonds, notes, including commercial paper notes or other forms of negotiable short-term indebtedness, or bond anticipation notes issued to finance prison facilities, interest during construction of prison facilities, reserve funds, and costs of issuance of the bonds, as the board may determine. See California Government Code 15819.1
  • book: signifies the recordation of an arrest in official police records, and the taking by the police of fingerprints and photographs of the person arrested, or any of these acts following an arrest. See California Penal Code 7
  • 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).
  • Budget year: means the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for which the budget is being prepared. See California Government Code 29001
  • Buyer: means any natural person who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit services organization. See California Civil Code 1789.12
  • CALFED: means the consortium of state and federal agencies with management and regulatory responsibilities in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary. See California Water Code 79505
  • CALFED Bay-Delta Program: means the undertaking by CALFED to develop and implement, by means of the final programmatic environmental impact statement/environmental impact report, the preferred programs, actions, projects, and related activities that will provide solutions to identified problem areas related to the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary ecosystem, including but not limited to the Bay-Delta and its tributary watersheds. See California Water Code 79505
  • Campground: means real property within this state owned or operated by a membership camping operator and designated in whole or in part by the membership camping operator as available for camping or outdoor recreation by purchasers of membership camping contracts. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Camping site: means a space designed and promoted for the purpose of locating a trailer, tent, tent trailer, pickup camper, or other similar device used for camping. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • cane sword: means a cane, swagger stick, stick, staff, rod, pole, umbrella, or similar device, having concealed within it a blade that may be used as a sword or stiletto. See California Penal Code 16340
  • Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority: means the joint exercise of powers agency formed under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1 and specified in subdivision (a) of Section 14070. See California Government Code 14076
  • Card issuer: means any person who issues a credit card or the agent of that person for that purpose with respect to the credit card. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Cardholder: means a natural person to whom a credit card is issued for consumer credit purposes, or a natural person who has agreed with the card issuer to pay consumer credit obligations arising from the issuance of a credit card to another natural person. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Carrier: means the insurance company, nonprofit hospital service corporation, or other entity responsible for the payment of benefits or provision of services under a policy. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Case: means a single legal proceeding from its inception, through all levels of hearing, trial, and appeal, until its ultimate conclusion and disposition. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Cash price: means the price of the personal property described in the rental-purchase agreement that the consumer may pay in cash to the lessor at the inception of the rental-purchase agreement to acquire ownership of that personal property. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • CCW: means "carry concealed weapons. See California Penal Code 16360
  • certificate: as used in this chapter are deemed to be synonomous. See California Business and Professions Code 2040
  • Certified nurse-midwife: means a person to whom a certificate has been issued pursuant to Article 2. See California Business and Professions Code 2506
  • Certified shorthand reporter: means a shorthand reporter certified pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 8020) performing shorthand reporting services pursuant to Section 8017. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • chamber load indicator: means a device that plainly indicates that a cartridge is in the firing chamber. See California Penal Code 16380
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charged-off consumer debt: means a consumer debt that has been removed from a creditor's books as an asset and treated as a loss or expense. See California Civil Code 1788.50
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • check casher: means a person or entity that for compensation engages, in whole or in part, in the business of cashing checks, warrants, drafts, money orders, or other commercial paper serving the same purpose. See California Civil Code 1789.31
  • Chief: means the Chief of the Office of Information Security. See California Government Code 11549.1
  • Chief plant operator: means the person designated by the owner of the wastewater treatment plant as the person responsible for the overall operation of the wastewater treatment plant, including compliance with effluent limitations established in the wastewater treatment plant's waste discharge requirements. See California Water Code 13625
  • child: means a minor from birth to 18 years of age. See California Government Code 15432
  • Circle of support: means a committed group of community members, who may include family members, meeting regularly with an individual with developmental disabilities in order to share experiences, promote autonomy and community involvement, and assist the individual in establishing and maintaining natural supports. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town. See California Streets and Highways Code 15
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Government Code 20
  • City: includes "city and county. See California Insurance Code 15
  • City: includes city and county. See California Business and Professions Code 18
  • City: includes incorporated city, city and county, municipal corporation, municipality, town, and incorporated town. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 14
  • Cogeneration equipment: means equipment used for cogeneration, as defined in Section 216. See California Government Code 14710
  • Commercial establishment: means any owner or operator of a business that uses beer dispensing equipment. See California Health and Safety Code 108600
  • commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Streets and Highways Code 22
  • Commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 14501
  • Commission: means the Citizens Advisory Commission created pursuant to Section 6602. See California Water Code 6600
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See California Water Code 80010
  • Commission: means the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission established pursuant to Section 5845. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5835
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See California Water Code 80506
  • Commission: means the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission established by Section 5845. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Commissioner: means any county agricultural commissioner. See California Food and Agricultural Code 26
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Insurance Code 20
  • Committee: means the Safe Drinking Water Finance Committee created by Section 13816. See California Water Code 13815
  • Committee: means the Safe Drinking Water Finance Committee, created by Section 13858. See California Water Code 13857
  • Committee: means the Safe Drinking Water Finance Committee created by Section 13895. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Committee: means the Clean Water and Water Conservation Finance Committee created by Section 13960. See California Water Code 13959
  • Committee: means the Clean Water Finance Committee created by Section 13999. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • Committee: means the No Place Like Home Program Advisory Committee established pursuant to Section 5849. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Committee: means the Water Conservation and Water Quality Finance Committee created by Section 13454. See California Water Code 13452
  • Committee: means a diversion evaluation committee created by this article. See California Business and Professions Code 2361
  • 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 water system: means a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used by yearlong residents or regularly serves at least 25 yearlong residents of the area served by the system. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Competitive program: means that portion of the program established by Section 5849. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Complaint: includes a cross-complaint. See California Code of Civil Procedure 587.5
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Computer system: means a computer processor and a video monitor, printer, and peripheral items primarily designed for use with a computer. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • 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 canal, ditch, culvert, pipeline, flume, or other appliance for conducting water. See California Water Code 7030
  • Conferees: Legislators appointed to serve on conference committees. They are also called "managers." Conferees are usually appointed from the committee or committees that reported the legislation; they are expected to try and uphold their chamber's position on measures when they negotiate with conferees from the other chamber.
  • Construction: includes the extension, enlargement, repair, renovation, restoration, improvement, furnishing, and equipping of any public building. See California Government Code 15802
  • Construction: includes :

    California Streets and Highways Code 29

  • Construction: means any one or more of the following: preliminary planning to determine the feasibility of treatment works, engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal, or economic investigations or studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures, or other necessary actions, erection, building, acquisition, alteration, remodeling, improvement, or extension of treatment works, or the inspection or supervision of any of the foregoing items. See California Water Code 13959
  • consultant-evaluator: means a consultant or evaluator who, in the course of that person's profession is loaned firearms from a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, for research or evaluation, and has a current certificate of eligibility issued pursuant to Section 26710. See California Penal Code 16410
  • Consumer: means a natural person or persons who rent or lease personal property from a lessor pursuant to a rental-purchase agreement or to whom a lessor offers personal property for use pursuant to a rental-purchase agreement. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Consumer: means a person who has a disability that meets the definition of developmental disability set forth in subdivision (a). See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • Consumer: means an individual who seeks, uses, or acquires, by purchase or lease, any goods or services for personal, family, or household purposes. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • Consumer: means a natural person who has entered into a consumer contract with a seller. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • Consumer contract: means a writing prepared by a seller and, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 1799. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • Consumer contract guaranty: means a writing prepared by a seller and signed, or to be signed, by a guarantor which guarantees the obligation of a consumer under a consumer contract. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • Consumer credit contract: means any of the following obligations to pay money on a deferred payment basis, where the money, property, services or other consideration which is the subject matter of the contract is primarily for personal, family or household purposes:

    California Civil Code 1799.90

  • Consumer credit reporting agency: means a consumer credit reporting agency subject to the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act, Title 1. See California Civil Code 1789.12
  • Container: as used in this chapter , includes a "milk case. See California Food and Agricultural Code 34504
  • Contaminant: means any physical, chemical, biological, or radiological substance or matter in water. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Contamination: includes any equivalent effect resulting from the disposal of waste, whether or not waters of the state are affected. See California Water Code 13050
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Continuum: means a coordinated multicomponent services system within geographic regions of the state whose design shall support the sequential developmental needs of persons so that the pattern of these services provides an unbroken chain of experience, maximum personal growth, and liberty. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4830
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • contract for dance studio lessons and other services: means a contract for instruction in ballroom or other types of dancing, and includes lessons and other services, whether given to students individually or in groups. See California Civil Code 1812.51
  • contract for health studio services: means a contract for instruction, training or assistance in physical culture, body building, exercising, reducing, figure development, or any other such physical skill, or for the use by an individual patron of the facilities of a health studio, gymnasium or other facility used for any of the above purposes, or for membership in any group, club, association or organization formed for any of the above purposes. See California Civil Code 1812.81
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Government Code 29001
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 21
  • Controversy: means any question arising between parties to an agreement whether the question is one of law or of fact or both. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • Converted company: means the converted insurer or converted mutual holding company, as the case may be. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Converted insurer: means the incorporated stock insurer into which a mutual insurer has been converted or merged or redomiciled in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Converted mutual holding company: means the stock corporation into which a mutual holding company has been converted in accordance with this chapter. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Converting mutual life company: means , for a plan of conversion under this chapter, the mutual life insurer or mutual holding company that is converting under such a plan. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Copy: means a reproduction, facsimile, or duplicate. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • 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.
  • corridor: means the Los Angeles-Bakersfield-Fresno-Stockton-Sacramento-Oakland intercity passenger rail corridor. See California Government Code 14074
  • corridor: means the Colfax-Sacramento-Suisun City-Oakland-San Jose rail corridor. See California Government Code 14076
  • Cost of rental: means the difference between the total of all periodic payments necessary to acquire ownership under the rental-purchase agreement and the cash price of the rental property that is subject to the rental-purchase agreement. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • costs incurred by the county: means all costs, except normal salaries and expenses, incurred by the county in bringing to trial or trials, including the trial or trials of, a person or persons for the offense of homicide, including costs, except normal salaries and expenses, incurred by the district attorney in investigation and prosecution, by the sheriff in investigation, by the public defender or court-appointed attorney or attorneys in investigation and defense, and all other costs, except normal salaries and expenses, incurred by the county in connection with bringing the person or persons to trial including the trial itself, which include extraordinary expenses for such services as witness fees and expenses, court-appointed expert witness fees and expenses, reporter fees, and costs in preparing transcripts. See California Government Code 15201
  • Council: means the Fair Employment and Housing Council and "council member" means a member of the council. See California Government Code 12925
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Food and Agricultural Code 29
  • County: includes city and county. See California Government Code 19
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Insurance Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Business and Professions Code 17
  • County: includes a city receiving funds pursuant to Section 5701. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5835
  • County: includes , but is not limited to, a city and county, and a city receiving funds pursuant to Section 5701. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • county: includes "city and county". See California Penal Code 7
  • County: includes city and county. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 15
  • county psychiatric hospital: means the hospital, ward, or facility provided by the county pursuant to the provisions of Section 7100. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 7101
  • Credit card: means any card, plate, coupon book, or other single credit device existing for the purpose of being used from time to time upon presentation to obtain money, property, labor, or services on credit. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit services organization: means a person who, with respect to the extension of credit by others, sells, provides, or performs, or represents that he or she can or will sell, provide or perform, any of the following services, in return for the payment of money or other valuable consideration:

    California Civil Code 1789.12

  • Creditor: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity, however designated, who enters into or arranges for consumer credit contracts in the ordinary course of business. See California Civil Code 1799.90
  • creed: include all aspects of religious belief, observance, and practice, including religious dress and grooming practices. See California Government Code 12926
  • Crime: includes an act of terrorism, as defined in Section 2331 of Title 18 of the United States Code, committed against a resident of the state, whether or not the act occurs within the state. See California Government Code 13951
  • 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 Welfare and Institutions Code 17.1
  • Customer: means a person or entity that purchases water from a retail water supplier. See California Water Code 13575
  • 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.
  • Days: means calendar days. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • Debt buyer: means a person or entity that is regularly engaged in the business of purchasing charged-off consumer debt for collection purposes, whether it collects the debt itself, hires a third party for collection, or hires an attorney-at-law for collection litigation. See California Civil Code 1788.50
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: includes a cross-defendant. See California Code of Civil Procedure 587.5
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Delta: means the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as described in Section 12220. See California Water Code 12980
  • department: means the Department of General Services. See California Government Code 14977
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation of this state. See California Streets and Highways Code 20
  • Department: means the Department of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 32
  • Department: means the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. See California Government Code 12925
  • Department: as used in this article , means the Department of Transportation as to work within its jurisdiction, the Department of Water Resources as to work within its jurisdiction, the Department of Boating and Waterways as to any project under the jurisdiction of that department pursuant to Article 2. See California Government Code 14155
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 14501
  • Department: means the Department of Motor Vehicles except, when used in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2100) of Division 2 and in Divisions 11 (commencing with Section 21000), 12 (commencing with Section 24000), 13 (commencing with Section 29000), 14 (commencing with Section 31600), 14. See California Vehicle Code 290
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 13815
  • department: means the Department of Motor Vehicles. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 11102
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 13857
  • Department: means the Department of General Services. See California Government Code 14837
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 13881
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 79505
  • Department: means the state board. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Department: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • Department: means the State Department of Health. See California Health and Safety Code 108680
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Water Code 13452
  • Department: means the State Department of Developmental Services. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4401
  • department: refer to the Director and Department of Finance, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 13001
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • 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.
  • Deputy director: means the deputy director appointed by the state board pursuant to subdivision (k) of Section 116271. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Derivative victim: means an individual who sustains pecuniary loss as a result of injury or death to a victim. See California Government Code 13951
  • Designated agency: means the legal entity selected by the State Department of Developmental Services to be responsible for organizing or providing services within each continuum or both. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4830
  • Developmental disability: means a disability that originates before an individual attains 18 years of age, continues, or can be expected to continue, indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for that individual. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • Developmentally Disabled Assistance Act: means the Developmentally Disabled Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1975 (Public Law 94-103), as amended. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of the Office of Privacy Protection. See California Government Code 11549.8
  • Director: means the Director of Fair Employment and Housing. See California Government Code 12925
  • director: refer to the Department of General Services and the Director of General Services, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 14602
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Director: means the Director of General Services. See California Government Code 14837
  • Director: means the Director of Developmental Services. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4401
  • Director: means the Director of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Disability income insurance: means insurance against loss of occupational earning capacity arising from injury, sickness, or disablement, and includes insurance which provides benefits for overhead expenses of a business or profession when the insured becomes disabled. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Disabled veteran business enterprise: means an enterprise that has been certified as meeting the qualifications established by paragraph (7) of subdivision (b) of Section 999 of the Military and Veterans Code. See California Government Code 14837
  • Disadvantaged community: means a community with an annual median household income that is less than 80 percent of the statewide annual median household income. See California Water Code 79505.5
  • Disadvantaged community: means the entire service area of a community water system, or a community therein, in which the median household income is less than 80 percent of the statewide annual median household income level. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • disaster: means a war or enemy-caused calamity occurring in the State of California, such as an attack by nuclear weapons, as a result of which the incumbent Governor is either killed, missing or so seriously injured as to be unable to perform his duties. See California Government Code 12060
  • disaster: means a war or enemy-caused calamity, such as an attack by nuclear weapons, which renders unavailable the Lieutenant Governor, or the Attorney General, or the Secretary of State, or the Treasurer, or the Controller. See California Government Code 12700
  • Discontinuance: shall mean the termination of a policy or the termination of coverage between an entire employer unit under a group disability policy, group nonprofit hospital service contract or self-insured welfare benefit plan, and does not refer to the termination of any agreement between any individual member under a contract and the disability insurer, nonprofit hospital service contract or self-insured welfare benefit plan. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Discrimination: includes refusal to sell, rent, or lease housing accommodations. See California Government Code 12927
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Distribution program: means that portion of the program described in Section 5849. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Diversion: means taking water by gravity or pumping from a surface stream or subterranean stream flowing through a known and definite channel, or other body of surface water, into a canal, pipeline, or other conduit, and includes impoundment of water in a reservoir. See California Water Code 5100
  • Diversion program: means a treatment program created by this article for osteopathic physicians and surgeons whose competency may be threatened or diminished due to abuse of drugs or alcohol. See California Business and Professions Code 2361
  • Division: means the Public Safety Communications Division established by this part. See California Government Code 15251
  • DMSO: means dimethyl sulfoxide. See California Health and Safety Code 109500
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic: means organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Insurance Code 26
  • domestic violence: means abuse perpetrated against any of the following persons:

    California Penal Code 16490

  • Domestic water system: means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if the system has at least 15 service connections or regularly supplies water to at least 25 individuals. See California Water Code 13815
  • Domestic water system: means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if such system has at least 15 service connections or regularly supplies water to at least 25 individuals. See California Water Code 13857
  • Domestic water system: means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if such system has at least 15 service connections or regularly supplies water to at least 25 individuals. See California Water Code 13881
  • Domestic water system: means a system for the provision to the public of piped water for human consumption, if the system has at least five service connections or regularly supplies water to at least 25 individuals. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drafting party: means the company or business that included a predispute arbitration provision in a contract with a consumer or employee. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • driver: is a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See California Vehicle Code 305
  • drop safety requirement for handguns: means that at the conclusion of the firing requirements for handguns described in Section 31905, the same certified independent testing laboratory shall subject the same three handguns of the make and model for which certification is sought, to the following test:

    California Penal Code 31900

  • Early psychosis and mood disorder detection and intervention: refers to a program that utilizes evidence-based approaches and services to identify and support clinical and functional recovery of individuals by reducing the severity of first, or early, episode psychotic symptoms, other early markers of serious mental illness, such as mood disorders, keeping individuals in school or at work, and putting them on a path to better health and wellness. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5835
  • Effective date: means , for the conversion of a mutual life insurer, the date upon which the conversion of the mutual life insurer is effective, as specified in the commissioner's amendment to the mutual life insurer's certificate of authority issued in accordance with Section 11542, as a result of conversion proceedings under this chapter. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Electrical corporation: means a large electrical corporation, as defined in Section 3280 of the Public Utilities Code, that participates in the Wildfire Fund. See California Water Code 80506
  • Electronic device: means a desktop or laptop computer, handheld device, tablet, smartphone, or other electronic product or device that has a platform on which to download, install, or run any software program, code, script, or other content. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • 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
  • Eligible members: means , for the conversion of a mutual life insurer, the members of the mutual life insurer who are of record on the mutual life insurer's adoption date. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Eligible project: means a project for the construction of treatment works which is all of the following:

    California Water Code 13959

  • Eligible project: means a project for the construction of treatment works which is all of the following:

    California Water Code 13999.2

  • Eligible state assisted project: means a project for the construction of treatment works which is all of the following:

    California Water Code 13959

  • Eligible water reclamation project: means a water reclamation project which is cost-effective when compared to the development of other new sources of water, and for which no federal assistance is currently available. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • 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 all agents, employees, and members of unions or associations to whom benefits are provided under a policy. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Employee: means any current employee, former employee, or applicant for employment. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • Employer: includes any person regularly employing five or more persons, or any person acting as an agent of an employer, directly or indirectly, the state or any political or civil subdivision of the state, and cities, except as follows:

    California Government Code 12926

  • Employment agency: includes any person undertaking for compensation to procure employees or opportunities to work. See California Government Code 12926
  • endorsement: as used in this chapter means any amendment, change, limitation, alteration or restriction of the printed text of a policy by a rider upon a separate piece of paper made a part of such policy. See California Insurance Code 10274
  • 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.
  • Entity responsible for groundwater replenishment: means any person or entity authorized by statute or court order to manage a groundwater basin and acquire water for groundwater replenishment. See California Water Code 13575
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act: Prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because an applicant receives income from a public assistance program. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excess payment to a revolving fund: means overpayment received by a state agency in connection with a revolving fund in the State Treasury maintained by such an agency for the purpose of assisting persons under the jurisdiction or care of the agency, or providing for the welfare of such persons. See California Government Code 13140
  • 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
  • Express consent: means the affirmative agreement to any use or installation of geophysical location tracking technology or remote technical assistance. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Extension of benefits: means the continuation of coverage under a particular benefit provided under a policy following discontinuance with respect to an employee or dependent who is totally disabled on the date of discontinuance. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Extension of credit: means the right to defer payment of debt or to incur debt and defer its payment, offered or granted primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See California Civil Code 1789.12
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Facilitation: means the use of modified or adapted materials, special instructions, equipment, or personal assistance by an individual, such as assistance with communications, that will enable a consumer to understand and participate to the maximum extent possible in the decisions and choices that affect the individual's life. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair 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.
  • Feasible: means capable of being accomplished in a successful manner within a reasonable period of time, taking into account life-cycle costing analyses, and environmental, social, and technological factors, however, renewable technologies shall not be exempt based solely on cost considerations. See California Government Code 14710
  • federal act: means the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (74 Stats. See California Health and Safety Code 108120
  • Federal act: means the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (15 U. See California Health and Safety Code 108680
  • Federal assistance: means funds available, or which may become available, to a supplier either directly or through allocation by the state from the federal government as grants or loans for the improvement of domestic water systems. See California Water Code 13815
  • Federal assistance: means funds available or which may become available to a supplier either directly or through allocation by the state, from the federal government as grants or loans for the improvement of domestic water systems. See California Water Code 13857
  • Federal assistance: means funds available, or which may become available, to a supplier either directly or through allocation by the state from the federal government as grants or loans for the improvement of domestic water systems. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Federal assistance: means funds available to a municipality either directly or through allocation by the state, from the federal government as grants for construction of treatment works, pursuant to Title II of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto. See California Water Code 13959
  • Federal assistance: means funds available to a municipality, either directly or through allocation by the state, from the federal government to construct treatment works pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee: means any payment, charge, fee, cost, or expense, however denominated, other than a rental payment. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Fee: includes any monetary exaction imposed or collected for or as a condition precedent to the issuing, making, taking or securing of any permit, filing, examination, or inspection. See California Government Code 13140
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fee-generating case: means any case or matter that, if undertaken on behalf of an eligible client by an attorney in private practice, reasonably may be expected to result in payment of a fee for legal services from an award to a client, from public funds, or from an opposing party. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • field representative: refers to "structural pest control field representative. See California Business and Professions Code 8507
  • Final budget: means the adopted budget adjusted by all revisions throughout the fiscal year as of June 30. See California Government Code 29001
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Financial institution: means any commercial bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, industrial loan company, insurance company, or person engaged in the business of lending money. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • firearm: includes the frame or receiver of the weapon:

    California Penal Code 16520

  • firearm precursor part: means a component of a firearm that is necessary to build or assemble a firearm and is described in either of the following categories:

    California Penal Code 16531

  • firearm precursor part vendor: means a person, firm, corporation, or other business enterprise that holds a valid firearm precursor part vendor license issued pursuant to Section 30485. See California Penal Code 16532
  • firearm safety certificate: means a certificate issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to Sections 31610 to 31700, inclusive, or pursuant to former Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4, as that article was operative at any time from January 1, 2003, until it was repealed by the Deadly Weapons Recodification Act of 2010. See California Penal Code 16535
  • firearm safety device: means a device other than a gun safe that locks and is designed to prevent children and unauthorized users from firing a firearm. See California Penal Code 16540
  • firing requirement for handguns: means a test in which the manufacturer provides three handguns of the make and model for which certification is sought to an independent testing laboratory certified by the Attorney General pursuant to Section 32010. See California Penal Code 31905
  • Fiscal year: means the current 12-month period to which the annual operating budget applies and at the end of which a government determines its financial position and the results of its operations. See California Government Code 29001
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • flechette dart: means a dart, capable of being fired from a firearm, that measures approximately one inch in length, with tail fins that take up approximately five-sixteenths of an inch of the body. See California Penal Code 16570
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign: means not organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Insurance Code 27
  • 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
  • Four counties: means the Counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Ventura. See California Water Code 5000
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • freestanding physical plant: means any building that is not physically attached to a building where inpatient services are provided. See California Business and Professions Code 2472
  • Fund: means the California Safe Drinking Water Fund. See California Water Code 13815
  • Fund: means the California Safe Drinking Water Fund. See California Water Code 13857
  • Fund: means the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Fund of 2002 created pursuant to Section 79510. See California Water Code 79505
  • Fund: means the California Safe Drinking Water Fund created pursuant to Section 13859. See California Water Code 13881
  • Fund: means the California Safe Drinking Water Fund. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Fund: means the Department of Water Resources Electric Power Fund established by Section 80200. See California Water Code 80010
  • Fund: means the Department of Water Resources Charge Fund established by Section 80550. See California Water Code 80506
  • Fund: means the State Clean Water and Water Conservation Fund. See California Water Code 13959
  • Fund: means the 1984 State Clean Water Bond Fund. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • Fund: means the No Place Like Home Fund established pursuant to Section 5849. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Fund: means the 1986 Water Conservation and Water Quality Bond Fund. See California Water Code 13452
  • garbage: means any waste which consists in whole or in part of any animal waste that results from the handling, preparing, cooking, and consuming of food, including the offal from any animal carcass or from any part of an animal carcass. See California Food and Agricultural Code 10901
  • 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
  • Gender: means sex, and includes a person's gender identity and gender expression. See California Government Code 12926
  • Gender expression: means a person's gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth. See California Government Code 12926
  • general assignment for the benefit of creditors: means an assignment which satisfies all of the following requirements:

    California Code of Civil Procedure 493.010

  • Genetic characteristics: means any scientifically or medically identifiable gene or chromosome, or alteration thereof, that is known to be a cause of a disease or disorder, or that is determined to be associated with a statistically increased risk of development of a disease or disorder, and that is presently not associated with any symptoms of any disease or disorder. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Genetic information: includes any request for, or receipt of, genetic services, or participation in clinical research that includes genetic services, by an individual or any family member of the individual. See California Government Code 12926
  • Geophysical location tracking technology: means hardware, software, or an application that collects and reports data or information that identifies the precise geophysical location of an item, including technologies that report the GPS coordinates of an electronic device, the WiFi signals available to or actually used by an electronic device to access the Internet, the telecommunication towers or connections available to or actually used by an electronic device, the processing of any reported data or information through geolocation lookup services, or any information derived from any combination of the foregoing. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • 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.
  • gift certificate: includes gift cards, but does not include any gift card usable with multiple sellers of goods or services, provided the expiration date, if any, is printed on the card. See California Civil Code 1749.45
  • Goods: means tangible and intangible personal property. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • Governmental agency: as used in this article , includes a city, city and county, and district, but does not include a chartered city or city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 117080
  • 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
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Ground water: means water beneath the surface of the ground whether or not flowing through known and definite channels. See California Water Code 5000
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guarantor: means a person who guarantees the obligation of a consumer under a consumer contract by signing a consumer contract guaranty. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • gun safe: means a locking container that fully contains and secures one or more firearms, and that meets the standards for gun safes adopted pursuant to Section 23650. See California Penal Code 16610
  • gunsmith: means any person who is licensed as a dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, who is engaged primarily in the business of repairing firearms, or making or fitting special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms, or the agent or employee of that person. See California Penal Code 16630
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • handgun: means any pistol, revolver, or firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. See California Penal Code 16640
  • handgun safety certificate: means a certificate issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to Sections 31610 to 31700, inclusive, or pursuant to former Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4, as that article was operative at any time from January 1, 2003, until it was repealed by the Deadly Weapons Recodification Act of 2010. See California Penal Code 16670
  • Hazardous substance: means either of the following:

    California Water Code 13050

  • Health facility: includes a clinic that is described in subdivision (l) of Section 1206 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Government Code 15432
  • 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.
  • highway: includes bridges, culverts, curbs, drains, and all works incidental to highway construction, improvement, and maintenance. See California Streets and Highways Code 23
  • highway: includes both state and county highways as defined by or identified in the Streets and Highways Code. See California Water Code 7031
  • Household substance: means any substance that is customarily produced or distributed for sale for consumption or use, or customarily stored by individuals in or about the household and is one of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 108680

  • Housing accommodation: includes a building, structure, or portion thereof that is occupied, or intended to be occupied, pursuant to a transaction facilitated by a hosting platform, as defined in Section 22590 of the Business and Professions Code. See California Government Code 12927
  • Human consumption: means the use of water for drinking, bathing or showering, hand washing, oral hygiene, or cooking, including, but not limited to, preparing food and washing dishes. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • immediate family member: means either of the following relationships:

    California Penal Code 16720

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In-house counsel: means an attorney authorized to practice law in the State of California who is a state employee, including an excluded or exempt employee, other than an employee of the Office of the Attorney General. See California Government Code 11040
  • In-lieu recharge: means accomplishing increased storage of groundwater by providing interruptible surface water to a user who relies on groundwater as a primary supply, to accomplish groundwater storage through the direct use of that surface water in lieu of pumping groundwater. See California Water Code 13452
  • 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
  • indemnity: as used in this chapter means benefits promised. See California Insurance Code 10272
  • 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.
  • Indigent person: means any of the following:

    California Business and Professions Code 8030.4

  • infrastructure: means real property, including land and improvements to the land, structures and equipment integral to the operation of structures, easements, rights-of-way and other forms of interest in property, roadways, and water conveyances. See California Government Code 13101
  • injection well: means any bored, drilled, or driven shaft, dug pit, or hole in the ground into which waste or fluid is discharged, and any associated subsurface appurtenances, and the depth of which is greater than the circumference of the shaft, pit, or hole. See California Water Code 13051
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • inquiry: is a writing that is posted by mail to the address of the card issuer to which payments are normally tendered, unless another address is specifically indicated on the statement for that purpose, then to that other address, and that is received by the card issuer no later than 60 days after the card issuer transmitted the first periodic statement that reflects the alleged billing error, and that does all of the following:

    California Civil Code 1747.02

  • institutions: include every hospital, sanitarium, boarding home, or other place receiving or caring for developmentally disabled persons. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4416
  • Instrument: as used in this chapter , means a written paper signed by a person or persons transferring the title to, or giving a lien on real property, or giving a right to a debt or duty. See California Government Code 27279
  • Insurance agent: means a person authorized, by and on behalf of an insurer, to transact all classes of insurance other than life, disability, or health insurance, on behalf of an admitted insurance company. See California Insurance Code 31
  • insurance policy: as used in this article means a contract of liability insurance issued by an insurance company authorized to transact business in this state or one issued by a nonadmitted carrier whose activities in this state are controlled by the Surplus Line Association, which insures the policyholder against loss from legal liability for damages on property upon which work is being performed or has been completed, including third-party losses, as a result of an accident or occurrence due to participation in control, prevention, or repair activities that require a license under this chapter. See California Business and Professions Code 8692
  • insured: as used in this chapter , shall not be construed as preventing a person other than the insured with a proper insurable interest from making application for and owning a policy covering the insured or from being entitled under such a policy to any indemnities, benefits and rights provided therein. See California Insurance Code 10325
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • internal control: means a process, including a continuous built-in component of operations, effected by a state agency's oversight body, management, and other personnel that provide reasonable assurance that the state agency's objectives will be achieved. See California Government Code 13403
  • 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.
  • item: includes but is not limited to any paper, document, book, map, or other type of record. See California Government Code 12220
  • 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 powers board: means the governing board of a joint exercise of powers agency established pursuant to Article 5. See California Government Code 14070
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • knowingly: import s only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See California Penal Code 7
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon any household substance or its package, or accompanying the substance. See California Health and Safety Code 108680
  • Labor organization: includes any organization that exists and is constituted for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or of other mutual aid or protection. See California Government Code 12926
  • language assistance: means oral interpretation or written translation into English of a language other than English or of English into another language for a party or witness who cannot speak or understand English or who can do so only with difficulty. See California Government Code 11435.05
  • large-capacity magazine: means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:

    California Penal Code 16740

  • Law enforcement: means every district attorney, municipal police department, sheriff's department, district attorney's office, county probation department, and social services agency, the Department of Justice, the Department of Corrections, the Department of the Youth Authority, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the police department of any campus of the University of California, California State University, or community college, and every agency of the State of California expressly authorized by statute to investigate or prosecute law violators. See California Government Code 13951
  • 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.
  • Lawyer referral service: means a lawyer referral program authorized by the State Bar of California pursuant to the rules of professional conduct. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • 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
  • Lease-purchase financing: means the financing of prison facilities from the proceeds of the sale of bonds authorized by the board. See California Government Code 15819.1
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal Services Corporation: means the Legal Services Corporation established under the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-355), as amended. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • legislative body: means the board of supervisors in the case of a county or city and county and the city council or board of trustees in the case of a city. See California Government Code 55701
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lessor: means any person or entity that provides or offers to provide personal property for use by consumers pursuant to a rental-purchase agreement. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Lessor: means the lessor under any prison facilities lease and any trustee on behalf of the lessor. See California Government Code 15819.1
  • 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
  • License: includes "certificate" "permit" and "registration. See California Business and Professions Code 2421
  • license: shall include a permit or a certificate issued by a state agency. See California Penal Code 23
  • licensed gun show producer: means a person who has been issued a certificate of eligibility by the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 27200. See California Penal Code 16800
  • Licensed midwife: means an individual to whom a license to practice midwifery has been issued pursuant to this article. See California Business and Professions Code 2506
  • licensee: means an insurer, agent, broker, or any other person who is required to be licensed by the department. See California Insurance Code 38.6
  • licensee: as used in this chapter means the holder of a physician's and surgeon's certificate or doctor of podiatric medicine's certificate, as the case may be, who is engaged in the professional practice authorized by the certificate under the jurisdiction of the appropriate board. See California Business and Professions Code 2041
  • 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
  • Licensee: includes the holder of a license. See California Business and Professions Code 2421
  • Licensing authority: means the board, which has jurisdiction over a particular licensee. See California Business and Professions Code 2421
  • Licensing board: means any board, as defined in Section 22, the State Bar of California, and the Department of Real Estate. See California Business and Professions Code 30
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life or disability income insurer: means an insurer licensed to transact life insurance or disability income insurance in this state or a fraternal benefit society licensed in this state. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • lipstick case knife: means a knife enclosed within and made an integral part of a lipstick case. See California Penal Code 16830
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Livestock: means any cattle, sheep, swine, goat, or any horse, mule, or other equine, whether living or dead. See California Food and Agricultural Code 55701
  • Local agencies: means cities, counties, housing authorities, districts, and any other local public agencies. See California Government Code 15501
  • local agency: means a county, city and county, and city, both chartered and general law. See California Government Code 55700
  • local agency: means any city, county, district, agency, or other political subdivision of the state for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. See California Water Code 10701
  • Local agency: means any city, county, district, or other political subdivision of the state which is authorized to maintain levees. See California Water Code 12980
  • Local health officer: means a local health officer appointed pursuant to Section 101000 or a local comprehensive health agency designated by the board of supervisors pursuant to Section 101275 to carry out the drinking water program. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • local public entity: means any public entity except a state agency covered by Section 11007. See California Government Code 989
  • locked container: means a secure container that is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, keylock, combination lock, or similar locking device. See California Penal Code 16850
  • long-gun safe: means a locking container designed to fully contain and secure a rifle or shotgun, which has a locking system consisting of either a mechanical combination lock or an electronic combination lock that has at least 1,000 possible unique combinations consisting of a minimum of three numbers, letters, or symbols per combination, and is not listed on the roster maintained pursuant to Section 23655. See California Penal Code 16870
  • machinegun: means any weapon that shoots, is designed to shoot, or can readily be restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. See California Penal Code 16880
  • magazine disconnect mechanism: means a mechanism that prevents a semiautomatic pistol that has a detachable magazine from operating to strike the primer of ammunition in the firing chamber when a detachable magazine is not inserted in the semiautomatic pistol. See California Penal Code 16900
  • maintenance: includes any of the following:

    California Streets and Highways Code 27

  • malfunction: means a failure to properly feed, fire, or eject a round, or failure of a pistol to accept or eject the magazine, or failure of a pistol's slide to remain open after the magazine has been expended. See California Penal Code 31905
  • maliciously: import a wish to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or an intent to do a wrongful act, established either by proof or presumption of law. See California Penal Code 7
  • Manufacturer: means a business that meets both of the following requirements:

    California Government Code 14837

  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Matching funds: means funds made available by nonstate sources, which may include, but are not limited to, donated services from nonstate sources. See California Water Code 79505.5
  • materia medica: as used in this code or in any initiative act referred to in this code, means those substances listed in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, the official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, the official United States Dispensatory, New and Nonofficial Remedies, or the National Formulary, or any supplement thereof, except substances covered by subdivision (a) of Section 4052 and Section 4057 of this code. See California Business and Professions Code 13
  • Maximum contaminant level: means the maximum permissible level of a contaminant in water. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Meatpacker: means an establishment where livestock are either slaughtered, the carcasses thereof are prepared, or meat is processed and where state or federal inspection is maintained. See California Food and Agricultural Code 55701
  • Medical condition: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 12926

  • meeting: includes any congregation of a majority of the members of a state body at the same time and place to hear, discuss, or deliberate upon any item that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the state body to which it pertains. See California Government Code 11122.5
  • Member: means a person who, by the records of the mutual company and by its articles of incorporation or bylaws, is deemed to be a holder of a membership interest in the mutual company. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Membership camping contract: means an agreement offered or sold within the State of California by a membership camping operator or membership camping broker evidencing a purchaser's right or license to use for more than 14 days in a year, the campgrounds of a membership camping operator and includes a membership which provides for this use. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Membership camping operator: means any enterprise, other than one that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, that has as one of its purposes the ownership or operation of campgrounds which include or may include use of camping sites, that solicits membership paid for by a fee or periodic payments, such as annual dues, and the contractual members are the primary intended users. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Membership interests: means the interests of members arising under this code and the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the mutual company or otherwise by law. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Microbusiness: is a small business which, together with affiliates, has average annual gross receipts of two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) or less over the previous three years, or is a manufacturer, as defined in subdivision (c), with 25 or fewer employees. See California Government Code 14837
  • Milk case: means a rigid, reusable container for packing and transporting or delivering cartons, bottles, jugs, or any other form of packaged milk or milk products. See California Food and Agricultural Code 34504
  • Mining waste: means all solid, semisolid, and liquid waste materials from the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of ores and minerals. See California Water Code 13050
  • Monitoring: means the activities management establishes and operates to assess the quality of performance over time and promptly resolve the findings of audits and other reviews. See California Government Code 13403
  • Monitoring technology: means any hardware, software, or application utilized in conjunction with an electronic device that can cause the electronic device to capture, monitor, record, or report information about user activities with or without the user's knowledge. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Civil Code 14
  • month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Penal Code 7
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • 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.
  • Mutual company: means , in the case of a plan of conversion, the mutual life insurer, mutual property-casualty insurer, or mutual holding company that is converting pursuant to such plan. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Mutual holding company: means a corporation organized under the laws of this state subject to the General Corporation Law as set forth in the Corporations Code. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Mutual insurer: means , in the case of a plan of conversion under this chapter, the mutual life insurer or mutual property-casualty insurer that is converting pursuant to such plan. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Mutual life insurer: means a domestic incorporated mutual life insurer, or domestic mutual life and disability insurer, that issues nonassessable policies on a reserve basis. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • 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
  • natural resource: includes land, water, air, minerals, vegetation, wildlife, silence, historic or aesthetic sites, or any other natural resource which, irrespective of ownership contributes, or in the future may contribute, to the health, safety, welfare, or enjoyment of a substantial number of persons, or to the substantial balance of an ecological community. See California Government Code 12605
  • Natural supports: means personal associations and relationships typically developed in the community that enhance the quality and security of life for people, including, but not limited to, family relationships, friendships reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood and the community, associations with fellow students or employees in regular classrooms and workplaces, and associations developed through participation in clubs, organizations, and other civic activities. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • Navigable waters: means all public waters of the state in any river, stream, lake, reservoir, or other body of water, including all salt water bays, inlets, and estuaries within the jurisdiction of the state. See California Health and Safety Code 117510
  • Net long-term habitat improvement: means enhancement of riparian, fisheries, and wildlife habitat. See California Water Code 12980
  • Neutral arbitrator: means an arbitrator who is (1) . See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280
  • 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.
  • Noncommunity water system: means a public water system that is not a community water system. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Nondisturbance agreement: means an instrument in recordable form by which the holder of a blanket encumbrance agrees to all of the following:

    California Civil Code 1812.300

  • Nonproject levee: means a local flood control levee in the delta that is not a project facility under the State Water Resources Law of 1945, as shown on page 38 of the Department of Water Resources "Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Atlas" dated 1993. See California Water Code 12980
  • Normalization: means making available programs, methods, and titles that are culturally normative, and patterns and conditions of everyday life that are as close as possible to the norms and patterns of the mainstream of society. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4830
  • 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
  • Nuisance: means anything which meets all of the following requirements:

    California Water Code 13050

  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Government Code 15
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • 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.
  • Offer: means any solicitation reasonably designed to result in entering into a membership camping contract. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Office: means the Office of Information Security. See California Government Code 11549.1
  • Office: means the Office of Privacy Protection. See California Government Code 11549.8
  • Office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 15251
  • officer of the county: includes any elective or appointive officer of a county and any person in charge of any office, department, service, or institution of the county, or a division or branch thereof. See California Government Code 29320
  • Official record: means the permanent archival record of all instruments, papers, and notices as accepted for recording by a county recorder. See California Government Code 27300
  • Older Americans Act: means the Older Americans Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-73), as amended. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • On the bases enumerated in this part: means or refers to discrimination on the basis of one or more of the following: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, or veteran or military status. See California Government Code 12926
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • Operates: means actions or decisions to control performance or outcome of one or more wastewater treatment processes and includes the supervision of any other person who acts or makes decisions to control the performance or outcome of one or more wastewater treatment processes. See California Water Code 13625
  • operator: refers to "structural pest control operator. See California Business and Professions Code 8506
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Other qualified project: means a nonprofit organization formed for charitable or other public purposes, that does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation or pursuant to the federal Older Americans Act, and provides free legal services to indigent persons. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Outside counsel: means an attorney authorized to practice law in the State of California who is not a state employee, including an excluded or exempt employee. See California Government Code 11040
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owned: means owned or controlled. See California Health and Safety Code 117080
  • Owner: includes the lessee, sublessee, assignee, managing agent, real estate broker or salesperson, or any person having any legal or equitable right of ownership or possession or the right to rent or lease housing accommodations, and includes the state and any of its political subdivisions and any agency thereof. See California Government Code 12927
  • Package: includes cartons, wrappers, or other containers which are used for the sale of butter to the retail trade. See California Food and Agricultural Code 37101
  • Package: means the immediate container or wrapping in which any household substance is contained for consumption, use, or storage by individuals in or about the household, and, for purposes of household substances, also means any outer container or wrapping used in the retail display of any such substance to consumers. See California Health and Safety Code 108680
  • Participant: means a California-licensed osteopathic physician and surgeon. See California Business and Professions Code 2361
  • Participating health institution: means a city, city and county, or county, a district hospital, or a private nonprofit corporation or association, or a limited liability company whose sole member is a nonprofit corporation or association authorized by the laws of this state to provide or operate a health facility or a nonprofit corporation that controls or manages, is controlled or managed by, is under common control or management with, or is affiliated with any of the foregoing, and that, pursuant to this part, undertakes the financing or refinancing of the construction or acquisition of a project or of working capital as provided in this part. See California Government Code 15432
  • 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.
  • Party to the arbitration: means a party to the arbitration agreement, including any of the following:

    California Code of Civil Procedure 1280

  • peace officer: signify any one of the officers mentioned in Chapter 4. See California Penal Code 7
  • Pecuniary loss: means an economic loss or expense resulting from an injury or death to a victim of crime that has not been and will not be reimbursed from any other source. See California Government Code 13951
  • Peer counseling: means counseling offered by a provider of mental health counseling services who has completed a specialized course in rape crisis counseling skills development, participates in continuing education in rape crisis counseling skills development, and provides rape crisis counseling within the State of California. See California Government Code 13951
  • permanent supportive housing: shall include associated facilities if used to provide services to housing residents. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Permit: includes application, license, certificate, or authorization. See California Government Code 13140
  • permit: means a permit that is issued pursuant to Section 33222. See California Food and Agricultural Code 33221
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, association, or other organization other than a government or a subdivision thereof. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or business trust. See California Streets and Highways Code 19
  • Person: includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, limited liability companies, legal representatives, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, and receivers or other fiduciaries. See California Government Code 12925
  • 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, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, company, district, county, city and county, city, town, the state, and any of the agencies and political subdivisions of such entities. See California Government Code 12604
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Government Code 17
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Water Code 19
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Insurance Code 19
  • Person: means all persons whether natural or artificial, including the United States of America, the State of California, and all political subdivisions, districts, municipalities and public agencies of or in either the State or the United States. See California Water Code 5000
  • Person: means all persons whether natural or artificial, including the United States of America, State of California, and all political subdivisions, districts, municipalities, and public agencies. See California Water Code 5100
  • person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, or company, but not including any public corporation or other public entity. See California Water Code 12000
  • Person: includes any city, county, district, the state, and the United States, to the extent authorized by federal law. See California Water Code 13050
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Penal Code 7
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, association, corporation, joint-stock company, limited liability company, trust, government or governmental agency, state or political subdivision of a state, public or private corporation, board, association, estate, trustee, or fiduciary, or any similar entity. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, copartnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Vehicle Code 470
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, or any business entity. See California Civil Code 1789.12
  • 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 Revenue and Taxation Code 19
  • personal firearm importer: means an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

    California Penal Code 17000

  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Civil Code 14
  • pest control: as used in this chapter are synonymous. See California Business and Professions Code 8505
  • Physical disability: includes , but is not limited to, all of the following:

    California Government Code 12926

  • Plaintiff: includes a cross-complainant. See California Code of Civil Procedure 587.5
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: means a plan adopted by a mutual company in compliance with this chapter. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Planning team: means the individual with developmental disabilities, the parents or legally appointed guardian of a minor consumer or the legally appointed conservator of an adult consumer, the authorized representative, including those appointed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 4541, one or more regional center representatives, including the designated regional center service coordinator pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 4640. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • 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.
  • Podiatric licensing authority: refers to any officer, board, commission, committee, or department of another state that may issue a license to practice podiatric medicine. See California Business and Professions Code 2461
  • podiatric medicine: means the diagnosis, medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative, and electrical treatment of the human foot, including the ankle and tendons that insert into the foot and the nonsurgical treatment of the muscles and tendons of the leg governing the functions of the foot. See California Business and Professions Code 2472
  • podiatric residency: means a program of supervised postgraduate clinical training, one year or more in duration, approved by the board. See California Business and Professions Code 2475.2
  • Policy: means any group insurance policy, group hospital service contract or other plan, contract or policy subject to the provisions of this article. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • Policy: means (1) a life insurance policy or a disability income insurance policy delivered in this state, or (2) a certificate of life insurance benefits or disability income insurance benefits, issued under a group life or disability income insurance policy and delivered in this state by a life or disability income insurer or a fraternal benefits society, regardless of the location of the group master policy. See California Insurance Code 10147
  • Policy: means an individual or group policy of insurance issued by a life insurer. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Policyholder: means the holder of a policy other than a reinsurance contract. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • policyholders: as used in this chapter shall be deemed to mean the person or persons insured under an individual policy of life insurance, or of disability insurance, or of any combination of life and disability insurance. See California Insurance Code 11526
  • Pollution: means an alteration of the quality of the waters of the state by waste to a degree which unreasonably affects either of the following:

    California Water Code 13050

  • Power: means electric power and energy, including, but not limited to, capacity and output, or any of them. See California Water Code 80010
  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premium: means the consideration payable to the carrier. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • prescription drug claims processor: as used in this part , means any nongovernmental entity which has a contractual relationship with purchasers of prepaid or insured prescription drug benefits, and which processes, consults, advises on, or otherwise assists in the processing of prepaid or insured prescription drug benefit claims submitted by a licensed California pharmacy or patron thereof. See California Civil Code 2527
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
  • Primary drinking water standards: means :

    California Health and Safety Code 116275

  • Prison facilities lease: means any lease of a prison facility entered into by the Director of Corrections with the board pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 15819.1
  • Prison facility: means real property, fixtures, furnishings, equipment, and related improvements for the following facilities:

    California Government Code 15819.1

  • Pro bono attorney: means any attorney, law firm, or legal corporation, licensed to practice law in this state, that undertakes, without charge to the party, the representation of an indigent person, referred by a qualified legal services project, qualified support center, or other qualified project, in a case not considered to be fee generating, as defined in this chapter. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Pro per: A slang expression sometimes used to refer to a pro se litigant. It is a corruption of the Latin phrase "in propria persona." Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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
  • 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: includes all writs, warrants, summons, and orders of courts of justice, or judicial officers. See California Government Code 26660
  • Process: includes a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings of either a civil or criminal nature. See California Government Code 22
  • Process: signifies a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Program: means an information security program established pursuant to Section 11549. See California Government Code 11549.1
  • Program: means the process for awarding funds and distributing moneys to applicants established in Sections 5849. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • Program manager: means the staff manager of the diversion program, as designated by the executive officer of the board. See California Business and Professions Code 2361
  • prohibited area: means any place where it is unlawful to discharge a weapon. See California Penal Code 17030
  • Project: means proposed facilities for the construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of the domestic water system, and may include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water distribution system, if necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter. See California Water Code 13815
  • Project: means proposed facilities for the construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of the domestic water system, and may include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water distribution system, if such inclusions are necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter. See California Water Code 13857
  • Project: means proposed facilities for the construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of the domestic water system, and may include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water distribution system, if such inclusions are necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter. See California Water Code 13881
  • Project: means proposed facilities for the construction, improvement, or rehabilitation of the domestic water system, and may include water supply, treatment works, and all or part of a water distribution system, if necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Project: means all of the following:

    California Water Code 13452

  • Project: means construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing, or equipping, or funding, financing, or refinancing of a health facility or acquisition of a health facility to be financed or refinanced with funds provided in whole or in part pursuant to this part. See California Government Code 15432
  • property: includes property real and personal. See California Civil Code 14
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See California Penal Code 7
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protective hairstyles: includes , but is not limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists. See California Government Code 12926
  • Public agency: means any city, county, district, or other political subdivision of the state which owns or operates a domestic water system. See California Water Code 13881
  • Public agency: means any city, county, city and county, district, joint powers authority, or other political subdivision of the state which owns or operates a domestic water system. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Public building: includes any structure, building, facility, or work that a state agency has jurisdiction of, or is authorized to design or construct, including, but not limited to, infrastructure, parking lots, landscaping, and other ancillary facilities, including furnishings and equipment, incidental to the use of any building, and also includes the site thereof, and any easements or rights of way appurtenant thereto or necessary for its full use. See California Government Code 15802
  • Public building: means a public building, as defined in Section 15802. See California Government Code 14710
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public health goal: means a goal established by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 116365. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public record: means a record that is in an electronic format and is an exact copy of an official record except that any social security number contained in the copied record is truncated. See California Government Code 27300
  • Public record plant: means the plant, or any part thereof, or any record therein, of any person engaged in the business of searching or publishing public records or insuring or guaranteeing titles to real property, including copies of public records or abstracts and memoranda taken from public records that are owned by or in possession of that person or that are used by that person in his or her business. See California Government Code 12271
  • Public swimming pool: as used in this article , means any public swimming pool, bathhouse, public swimming and bathing place and all related appurtenances. See California Health and Safety Code 116025
  • Public water system: means a system for the provision of water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances that has 15 or more service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Public works projects: means acquisition and improvement of sites, construction, modification, and alteration of public buildings, airports, water supply systems (including when incidental to a public works project (1) highways, streets, bridges, and other street and highway structures, and (2) plan preparation and equipment), and publicly owned and operated facilities, including but not limited to sewage treatment and disposal plants and sanitary facilities. See California Government Code 15501
  • Purchase: means the purchase, loan, or transfer of a firearm. See California Penal Code 28150
  • Purchase: means the purchase, loan, or transfer of a firearm. See California Penal Code 28200
  • Purchaser: means a person who enters into a membership camping contract and thereby obtains the right to use the campgrounds of a membership camping operator. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Purchaser: means the purchaser or transferee of a firearm or the person being loaned a firearm. See California Penal Code 28150
  • Purchaser: means the purchaser or transferee of a firearm or the person being loaned a firearm. See California Penal Code 28200
  • Qualified legal services project: means a nonprofit project, incorporated and operated exclusively in California, that provides as its primary purpose and function legal services without charge to indigent persons, has a board of directors or advisory board composed of both attorneys and consumers of legal services, and provides for community participation in legal services programming. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Qualified nonprofit organization: means an organization with experience in providing financial and technical assistance to disadvantaged communities that is qualified to operate in California and qualified for exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Water Code 13486.5
  • Qualified support center: means an incorporated nonprofit legal services center that has an office or offices in California that provide legal services or technical assistance without charge to qualified legal services projects and their clients on a multicounty basis in California. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate-related transactions: include any of the following:

    California Government Code 12927

  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recommended budget: means the budget document recommended to the board of supervisors by the designated county official. See California Government Code 29001
  • records: means all papers, maps, exhibits, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, punched cards, and other documents produced, received, owned or used by an agency, regardless of physical form or characteristics. See California Government Code 14741
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recycled water: means water which, as a result of treatment of waste, is suitable for a direct beneficial use or a controlled use that would not otherwise occur and is therefor considered a valuable resource. See California Water Code 13050
  • Recycled water producer: means any local public entity that produces recycled water. See California Water Code 13575
  • Recycled water wholesaler: means any local public entity that distributes recycled water to retail water suppliers and which has constructed, or is constructing, a recycled water distribution system. See California Water Code 13575
  • Regional board: means any California regional water quality control board for a region as specified in Section 13200. See California Water Code 13050
  • Reichert-Meissl number: means the number of milliliters of decinormal alkali which are required to neutralize the acidity of the distillate from five grams of fat treated in the manner specified in the regulations adopted by the director. See California Food and Agricultural Code 38151
  • Religious corporation: means any corporation formed under, or otherwise subject to, Part 4 (commencing with Section 9110) or Part 6 (commencing with Section 10000) of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Corporations Code, and also includes a corporation that is formed primarily or exclusively for religious purposes under the laws of any other state to administer the affairs of an organized religious group and that is not organized for private profit. See California Government Code 12926.2
  • Religious dress practice: shall be construed broadly to include the wearing or carrying of religious clothing, head or face coverings, jewelry, artifacts, and any other item that is part of an individual observing a religious creed. See California Government Code 12926
  • Religious duties: means duties of employment connected with carrying on the religious activities of a religious corporation or association. See California Government Code 12926.2
  • Religious grooming practice: shall be construed broadly to include all forms of head, facial, and body hair that are part of an individual observing a religious creed. See California Government Code 12926
  • 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.
  • Remote technical assistance: means collaborative access by the user and technician to connect to an electronic device for the purpose of providing technical support to the user. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Rental-purchase agreement: except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, means an agreement between a lessor and a consumer pursuant to which the lessor rents or leases, for valuable consideration, personal property for use by a consumer for personal, family, or household purposes for an initial term not exceeding four months that may be renewed or otherwise extended, if under the terms of the agreement the consumer acquires an option or other legally enforceable right to become owner of the property. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Reorganization: means :

    California Government Code 12080

  • Replacement coverage: means the benefits provided by a succeeding carrier. See California Insurance Code 10128.1
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Resident: means residing in this State, "nonresident" means not residing in this State. See California Insurance Code 30
  • Resident: means a person who physically occupies, whether by ownership, rental, lease, or other means, the same dwelling for at least 60 days of the year. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Resolution: means a resolution of either house of the Legislature resolving as follows:

    California Government Code 12080

  • response: is a writing that is responsive to an inquiry and mailed to the cardholder's address last known to the card issuer. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • responsible adult: means a person at least 21 years of age who is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm. See California Penal Code 17070
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail distributor: means any person engaged in the manufacture, rental, lease, sale, or distribution of beer dispensing equipment. See California Health and Safety Code 108600
  • Retail motor fuel dispenser: means a device that dispenses fuel that is used to power internal combustion engines, including motor vehicle engines, that processes the sale of fuel through a remote electronic payment system, and that is in a location where an employee or other agent of the seller is not present. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Retail motor fuel payment island automated cashier: means a remote electronic payment processing station that processes the retail sale of fuel that is used to power internal combustion engines, including motor vehicle engines, that is in a location where an employee or other agent of the seller is not present, and that is located in close proximity to a retail motor fuel dispenser. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Retail water supplier: means any local entity, including a public agency, city, county, or private water company, that provides retail water service. See California Water Code 13575
  • Retailer: means the retail water supplier in whose service area is located the property to which a customer requests the delivery of recycled water service. See California Water Code 13575
  • Retailer: means every person other than a card issuer who furnishes money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card by a cardholder. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • revenue: means revenue derived from the tax collected pursuant to the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law provided for in Part 1. See California Government Code 55702
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Rights in surplus: includes rights of members of the insurer to a distribution of surplus in liquidation or conservation of the insurer under this code, or in a dissolution or winding up. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Royalty recipient: means a party to a contract for the furnishing of services in the production of sound recordings, as defined in Section 101 of Title 17 of the United States Code, who has the right to receive royalties under that contract. See California Civil Code 2500
  • Rules of professional conduct: means those rules adopted by the State Bar of California pursuant to Sections 6076 and 6077. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • safety: is a utomatically applied by the pistol, this feature shall not be defeated. See California Penal Code 31900
  • Sale: means the sale, loan, or transfer of a firearm. See California Penal Code 28150
  • Sale: means the sale, loan, or transfer of a firearm. See California Penal Code 28200
  • Salvageable personal property: means any type of corporeal personalty, new or used, but not including money or evidences of debt. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 148
  • San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority: means a joint exercise of powers agency formed under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1 for purposes of assuming administrative responsibility for the San Joaquin Corridor under an interagency transfer agreement pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 14070). See California Government Code 14074
  • Secondary drinking water standards: means standards that specify maximum contaminant levels that, in the judgment of the state board, are necessary to protect the public welfare. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 35
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See California Government Code 14070
  • secretary: refer to the Transportation Agency and the Secretary of Transportation, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 13976
  • secretary: refer to the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 15550
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Water Code 79505
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • secure facility: means that the facility satisfies all of the following:

    California Penal Code 29141

  • Secured credit card: means any credit card issued under an agreement or other instrument that pledges, hypothecates, or places a lien on real property or money or other personal property to secure the cardholder's obligations to the card issuer. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • sell: means entering into, or other disposition, of a membership camping contract for value. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Sell: includes offer for sale, expose for sale, possess for sale, exchange, barter, or trade. See California Food and Agricultural Code 44
  • Seller: means , if the transaction is being conducted pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 28050), the person selling, loaning, or transferring the firearm. See California Penal Code 28200
  • Seller: means a person who has entered into a consumer contract with a consumer. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • seller: means membership camping operator. See California Civil Code 1812.300
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • series: includes all other models that are only variations, with minor differences, of those models listed in subdivision (a), regardless of the manufacturer. See California Penal Code 30510
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Services: means work, labor, and services, including depository services and other banking services. See California Civil Code 1799.201
  • Services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities: means specialized services and supports or special adaptations of generic services and supports directed toward the alleviation of a developmental disability or toward the social, personal, physical, or economic habilitation or rehabilitation of an individual with a developmental disability, or toward the achievement and maintenance of an independent, productive, and normal life. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512
  • 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.
  • Sex: includes , but is not limited to, the following:

    California Government Code 12926

  • Sexual orientation: means heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality. See California Government Code 12926
  • Sheriff: includes marshal. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • shobi-zue: means a staff, crutch, stick, rod, or pole concealing a knife or blade within it, which may be exposed by a flip of the wrist or by a mechanical action. See California Penal Code 17160
  • short-barreled rifle: means any of the following:

    California Penal Code 17170

  • short-barreled shotgun: means any of the following:

    California Penal Code 17180

  • Significant rise in the bacterial count of water: means a rise in the bacterial count of water that the state board determines, by regulation, represents an immediate danger to the health of water users. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Small business: means an independently owned and operated business that is not dominant in its field of operation, the principal office of which is located in California, the officers of which are domiciled in California, and which, together with affiliates, has 100 or fewer employees, and average annual gross receipts of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) or less over the previous three years, or is a manufacturer, as defined in subdivision (c), with 100 or fewer employees. See California Government Code 14837
  • Small community: means a municipality with a population of 5,000 persons or less, or a reasonably isolated and divisible segment of a larger municipality encompassing 5,000 persons or less, with a financial hardship as defined by the board. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • Small water system: means a system for the provision of piped water to the public for human consumption that serves at least two, but not more than 14, service connections and is not a public water system as defined in Section 116275 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Water Code 13486.5
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Source of income: includes a federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher. See California Government Code 12927
  • Sources: means any point of diversion or extraction of water and includes among other things wells, tunnels, and headworks. See California Water Code 5000
  • Special packaging: means packaging that is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of the substance contained therein within a reasonable time and not difficult for normal adults to use properly, but does not mean packaging that all such children cannot open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of within a reasonable time. See California Health and Safety Code 108680
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Food and Agricultural Code 36
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Government Code 12.2
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 12.2
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Insurance Code 12.2
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Business and Professions Code 14.2
  • spouse: includes a registered domestic partner, as required by Section 297. See California Civil Code 14
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Penal Code 7
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 12.2
  • 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 Insurance Code 28
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Business and Professions Code 21
  • 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 Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Penal Code 7
  • state agencies: means every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission and the California State University and the Regents of the University of California. See California Government Code 14938
  • state agencies: includes the Department of General Services and any and all organizational units, parts, and subdivisions of state agencies as defined in Section 11000. See California Government Code 11263
  • State agency: as used in this chapter does not include educational institutions. See California Government Code 14773
  • state agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. See California Government Code 11000
  • State agency: includes any state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, organization, or agency including, without limitation, the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the Judicial Council. See California Government Code 15802
  • State agency: means any state agency, board, department or commission, including, but not limited to, the entities specified in subdivision (a) of Section 15814. See California Government Code 14710
  • state agency: shall include any state board, commission, bureau, or division created pursuant to the provisions of the Business and Professions Code, the Education Code, or the Chiropractic Initiative Act to license and regulate individuals who engage in certain businesses and professions. See California Penal Code 23
  • State agency: means every entity included in subdivision (a) of Section 11000 and the California State University. See California Government Code 13404
  • State board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Water Code 13050
  • State board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • state body: means each of the following:

    California Government Code 11121

  • State highway: means any highway which is acquired, laid out, constructed, improved or maintained as a State highway pursuant to constitutional or legislative authorization. See California Streets and Highways Code 24
  • State Highway Account: means the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund. See California Streets and Highways Code 30
  • State hospital: means any hospital specified in Section 4440. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 4401
  • state park lands: means any lands subject to the control of the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Food and Agricultural Code 11301
  • State small water system: means a system for the provision of piped water to the public for human consumption that serves at least five, but not more than 14, service connections and does not regularly serve drinking water to more than an average of 25 individuals daily for more than 60 days out of the year. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stock holding company: means a corporation authorized to issue one or more classes of capital stock, the corporate purposes of which include holding all of the voting stock in an insurer that has been converted from a mutual life insurer to a stock life insurer in proceedings under Section 11537. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Structural pest control applicator: is a ny individual who is licensed by the board to apply pesticides in Branch 2 or Branch 3 on behalf of a registered company. See California Business and Professions Code 8507.1
  • Structural pest control field representative: is a ny individual who is licensed by the board to secure structural pest control work, identify infestations or infections, make inspections, apply pesticides, submit bids for or otherwise contract, on behalf of a registered company. See California Business and Professions Code 8507
  • Student credit card: means any credit card that is provided to a student at a public or private college or university and is provided to that student solely based on his or her enrollment in a public or private university, or is provided to a student who would not otherwise qualify for that credit card on the basis of his or her income. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • 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 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.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscription: includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not 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 Government Code 16
  • subscription: includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not 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 Insurance Code 18
  • Substantial disability: means the existence of significant functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity, as determined by a regional center, and as appropriate to the age of the person:

    California Welfare and Institutions Code 4512

  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervisor: means any individual having the authority, in the interest of the employer, to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or the responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend that action, if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of that authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment. See California Government Code 12926
  • Supplemental state assistance: means a grant given to a qualifying small community, in addition to the normal federal and state contributions, to reduce the local share of a project. See California Water Code 13999.2
  • Surface water: means water on the surface of the ground. See California Water Code 5000
  • taker-up: means any person that takes up an estray animal pursuant to Section 17041. See California Food and Agricultural Code 17001
  • Target population: means individuals or households as provided in Section 5600. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 5849.2
  • telecommuting: means the partial or total substitution of computers or telecommunication technologies, or both, for the commute to work by employees residing in California. See California Government Code 14200
  • 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
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Total of payments: means the total amount of periodic payments necessary to acquire ownership of the property that is the subject of the rental-purchase agreement if the consumer makes all regularly scheduled payments. See California Civil Code 1812.622
  • Town: includes "unincorporated town" and "village. See California Government Code 21
  • Toy: as used in this article , means an article designed and made for the amusement of a child or for his or her use in play. See California Health and Safety Code 108550
  • 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.
  • Treatment works: means any devices or systems used in the treatment of water supplies, including necessary lands, which render water supplies pure, wholesome, and potable for domestic purpose. See California Water Code 13815
  • Treatment works: means any devices or systems used in the treatment of water supplies, including necessary lands, which render such supplies pure, wholesome, and potable for domestic purpose. See California Water Code 13857
  • Treatment works: means any devices or systems used in the treatment of water supplies, including necessary lands, which render such supplies pure, wholesome, and potable for domestic purpose. See California Water Code 13881
  • Treatment works: means any devices or systems used in the treatment of water supplies, including necessary lands, which render water supplies pure, wholesome, and potable for domestic purpose. See California Water Code 13895.5
  • Trial jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • Truncate: means to redact the first five digits of a social security number. See California Government Code 27300
  • Truncated social security number: means a social security number that displays only the last four digits of the number. See California Government Code 27300
  • 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.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Unauthorized use: means the use of a credit card by a person, other than the cardholder, (1) who does not have actual, implied, or apparent authority for that use and (2) from which the cardholder receives no benefit. See California Civil Code 1747.02
  • Unavailable: means that any such officer is either killed, missing or so seriously injured as to be unable to perform his duties. See California Government Code 12700
  • unconventional pistol: means a firearm with both of the following characteristics:

    California Penal Code 17270

  • undetectable knife: means any knife or other instrument, with or without a handguard, that satisfies all of the following requirements:

    California Penal Code 17290

  • Undue hardship: means an action requiring significant difficulty or expense, when considered in light of the following factors:

    California Government Code 12926

  • 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 Water Code 20
  • 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 Water Code 12001
  • unsafe handgun: means any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person, for which any of the following is true:

    California Penal Code 31910

  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • use or enlargement of any natural channel for municipal purposes: includes , but is not limited to, sewage treatment and pollution prevention and the encasing and piping of the New River to protect human health and the natural environment. See California Water Code 7043.5
  • User: means a person using water for domestic purposes. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • vehicle: is a device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, excepting a device moved exclusively by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See California Vehicle Code 670
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Vessel: means every description of craft or other contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation in or on water. See California Health and Safety Code 117510
  • vessel: means a vessel as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 651 of the Harbors and Navigation Code. See California Penal Code 7
  • Veteran or military status: means a member or veteran of the United States Armed Forces, United States Armed Forces Reserve, the United States National Guard, and the California National Guard. See California Government Code 12926
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Vexatious litigant: means a person as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 391 of the Code of Civil Procedure. See California Business and Professions Code 8030.4
  • Victim: means an individual who sustains injury or death as a direct result of a crime as specified in subdivision (e) of Section 13955. See California Government Code 13951
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Victim center: means a victim and witness assistance center that receives funds pursuant to Section 13835. See California Government Code 13951
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • Voting stock: means securities of any class or any ownership interest having voting power for the election of directors, trustees, or management of a person, other than securities having voting power only because of the occurrence of a contingency. See California Insurance Code 11535.1
  • Waste: includes sewage and any and all other waste substances, liquid, solid, gaseous, or radioactive, associated with human habitation, or of human or animal origin, or from any producing, manufacturing, or processing operation, including waste placed within containers of whatever nature prior to, and for purposes of, disposal. See California Water Code 13050
  • Wastewater certificate: means a certificate of competency issued by the state board stating that a person has met the requirements to be certified for a specific classification and grade level in the certification program. See California Water Code 13625
  • Wastewater treatment plant: means any of the following:

    California Water Code 13625

  • water: includes the term "use of water. See California Water Code 1000
  • Water agency: as used in this part means any public corporation, district, political subdivision, or any other agency or authority now or hereafter organized under the laws of this state which develops, stores, distributes or supplies water. See California Water Code 12970
  • Water distribution operator: means a person who has met the requirements for a specific water distribution operator grade pursuant to Section 106875. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • water district: means any district or other political subdivision, other than a city or county, a primary function of which is the irrigation, reclamation, or drainage of land or the diversion, storage, management, 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 20200
  • water district: means any district or other political subdivision, other than a city or county, a primary function of which is the irrigation, reclamation, or drainage of land or 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 20220
  • Water districts: include , but are not limited to, irrigation districts, county water districts, California water districts, water storage districts, reclamation districts, county waterworks districts, drainage districts, water replenishment districts, levee districts, municipal water districts, water conservation districts, community services districts, water management districts, flood control districts, flood control and floodwater conservation districts, flood control and water conservation districts, water management agencies, water agencies, and public utility districts formed pursuant to Division 7 (commencing with Section 15501) of the Public Utilities Code. See California Water Code 20200
  • Water quality control: means the regulation of any activity or factor which may affect the quality of the waters of the state and includes the prevention and correction of water pollution and nuisance. See California Water Code 13050
  • Water quality control plan: consists of a designation or establishment for the waters within a specified area of all of the following:

    California Water Code 13050

  • Water quality objectives: means the limits or levels of water quality constituents or characteristics which are established for the reasonable protection of beneficial uses of water or the prevention of nuisance within a specific area. See California Water Code 13050
  • Water recycling treatment plant: means a wastewater treatment plant that further treats secondary or tertiary effluent, or both, for the purpose of meeting the uniform statewide recycling criteria established pursuant to Section 13521 for the use of recycled water. See California Water Code 13625
  • Water treatment operator: means a person who has met the requirements for a specific water treatment operator grade pursuant to Section 106875. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Water treatment plant: means a group or assemblage of structures, equipment, and processes that treats, blends, or conditions the water supply of a public water system. See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Waters of the state: means any surface water or groundwater, including saline waters, within the boundaries of the state. See California Water Code 13050
  • Waterworks standards: means regulations adopted by the state board entitled "California Waterworks Standards" (Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 64551) of Division 4 of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations). See California Health and Safety Code 116275
  • Wetlands: means lands that may be covered periodically or permanently with shallow water and include saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, open or closed brackish water marshes, swamps, mudflats, fens, and vernal pools. See California Water Code 79505
  • wholesaler: means any person who is licensed as a dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, who sells, transfers, or assigns firearms, or parts of firearms, to persons who are licensed as manufacturers, importers, or gunsmiths pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code, or persons licensed pursuant to Sections 26700 to 26915, inclusive, and includes persons who receive finished parts of firearms and assemble them into completed or partially completed firearms in furtherance of that purpose. See California Penal Code 17340
  • will: includes codicil. See California Civil Code 14
  • will: includes codicil. See California Penal Code 7
  • Will: includes codicil. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act, or make the omission referred to. See California Penal Code 7
  • Wiping rags: as used in this article means cloths and rags, other than reusable rental cloths or towels, used for any or all of the following purposes:

    California Health and Safety Code 118450

  • Working capital: means moneys to be used by, or on behalf of, a participating health institution to pay or prepay maintenance or operation 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 a health facility, including, but not limited to, reserves for maintenance or operation expenses, interest for not to exceed one year on any loan for working capital made pursuant to this part, and reserves for debt service with respect to, and any costs necessary or incidental to, that financing. See California Government Code 15432
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • Writing: includes printing and typewriting. See California Code of Civil Procedure 17
  • writing pen knife: means a device that appears to be a writing pen but has concealed within it a pointed, metallic shaft that is designed to be a stabbing instrument which is exposed by mechanical action or gravity which locks into place when extended or the pointed, metallic shaft is exposed by the removal of the cap or cover on the device. See California Penal Code 17350
  • Written agreement: includes a written agreement that has been extended or renewed by an oral or implied agreement. See California Code of Civil Procedure 1280