Part 1 GENERAL
Part 2 STATE CIVIL SERVICE
Part 2.5 FEDERAL GRANT-IN-AID MERIT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Part 2.6 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
Part 3 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Part 3.4 INTERNAL REVENUE CODE COMPLIANCE AND REPLACEMENT BENEFIT PLAN
Part 4 FEDERAL OLD AGE AND SURVIVORS’ INSURANCE
Part 5 THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES’ MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL CARE ACT
Part 6 STATE EMPLOYEES’ DENTAL CARE ACT
Part 6.1 VISION CARE PROGRAM FOR STATE ANNUITANTS
Part 6.5 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY ANNUITANT VISION CARE PROGRAM
Part 6.7 RETIRED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES VISION CARE PROGRAM
Part 7 STATE PEACE OFFICERS’ AND FIREFIGHTERS’ DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN
Part 8 SUPPLEMENTAL CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM
Part 9 HEALTH BENEFITS FOR DEPENDENTS OF STATE EMPLOYEES

Terms Used In California Codes > Government Code > Title 2 > Division 5

  • Abstract of judgment: In a federal criminal proceeding, A certification from a U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
  • Access: means the ability to receive, use, select, and manipulate data and operate controls included in voting technology and systems. See California Government Code 18979
  • Access area: means any paved walkway or sidewalk which is within 50 feet of an automated teller machine. See California Government Code 25701
  • Accessible: means that the information provided on the paper cast vote record from the voter verified paper audit trail mechanism is provided or conveyed to voters via both a visual and a nonvisual method, such as through an audio component. See California Government Code 19061
  • Accessories: when used in connection with an antenna or rotator installation or repair, includes, but is not limited to, masts, towers, clamps, guy wires, eye hooks, standoff insulators, roof saddles, vent pipe mounts, chimney mount kits, signal amplifiers/boosters, multiset couplers, transmission lines, control cables, directional control units, and other devices as may be used from time to time to effect installation or repair. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Account: when used to mean a contract of deposit of funds between a depositor and a financial institution, includes a checking account, savings account, certificate of deposit, share account, mutual capital certificate, and other like arrangements. See California Government Code 21254
  • Account: means either of the two accounts created under Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Account: means an arrangement under a terms-of-service agreement in which the custodian carries, maintains, processes, receives, or stores a digital asset of the user or provides goods or services to the user. See California Government Code 21385
  • Account in an insured credit union: means a share account in a credit union, either federally chartered or state licensed, that is insured under Title II of the Federal Credit Union Act (12 U. See California Government Code 21255
  • Account in an insured savings and loan association: means a savings account or mutual capital certificate of either of the following:

    California Government Code 21256

  • Acquire: includes purchase, condemnation, lease, and gift. See California Government Code 19243.2
  • Acquisition: means the acquisition of a fee interest or any other interest in real property including easements, leases and development rights. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Act: means the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Act. See California Government Code 20097
  • Action: includes a civil action and a criminal action. See California Education Code 17524
  • action taken: means a collective decision made by a majority of the members of a legislative body, a collective commitment or promise by a majority of the members of a legislative body to make a positive or a negative decision, or an actual vote by a majority of the members of a legislative body when sitting as a body or entity, upon a motion, proposal, report, resolution, order, or recommendation. See California Education Code 89305.4
  • action taken: means a collective decision made by a majority of the members of a legislative body, a collective commitment or promise by a majority of the members of a legislative body to make a positive or a negative decision, or an actual vote by a majority of the members of a legislative body when sitting as a body or entity, upon a motion, proposal, resolution, order or ordinance. See California Government Code 32023
  • Actuary: means a person who is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, or the Society of Actuaries, and is qualified to sign a statement of actuarial opinion on loss reserves. See California Insurance Code 769.81
  • Adequate progress: means all of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 4730.9

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Adjusted RBC Report: means a Risk-Based Capital (RBC) report that has been adjusted by the commissioner in accordance with subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 739. See California Insurance Code 739
  • 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 21419
  • Administrative procedure: means any written administrative procedure adopted by the local agency for presentation of a grievance for ultimate decision by the governing body of the local agency. See California Government Code 53296
  • administrator: means a person who performs or arranges the collection, maintenance, or disbursement of moneys to compensate any party for claims or repairs pursuant to a service contract, and who also performs or arranges any of the following activities on behalf of service contract sellers:

    California Government Code 26297

  • Admitted to transact insurance in this state: means an insurer possessing a valid certificate of authority issued by the department. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • 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 21419
  • advance fee: as used in this part , is a fee, regardless of the form, that is claimed, demanded, charged, received, or collected by a licensee for services requiring a license, or for a listing, as that term is defined in Section 10027, before fully completing the service the licensee contracted to perform or represented would be performed. See California Government Code 53184
  • adverse action: means dismissal, demotion, suspension, or other disciplinary action. See California Government Code 19570
  • advertisement: means any communication, disseminated by television or radio, by any print medium, including, but not limited to, newspapers and billboards, or by means of a mailing directed generally to members of the public and not to a specific person, that solicits employment of legal services provided by a licensee, and is directed to the general public and is paid for by, or on the behalf of, an attorney. See California Government Code 25842
  • Advertising medium: includes banner, sign, placard, poster, streamer, and card. See California Government Code 53250
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affected county: means a county in which any land of the district or agency is situated. See California Education Code 89005
  • Affected property: means any real property that actually declines in fair market value because of acquisition by a public entity for public use of other real property and a change in the use of the real property acquired by the public entity. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliate: means a person who directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with an insolvent insurer on December 31 of the year next preceding the date the insurer becomes an insolvent insurer. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • 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 19878.5
  • Agency: means the agency authorized under Section 66957 to expend money in the fund. See California Government Code 53075.5
  • agency: means any district or agency of the type designated by and formed pursuant to the provisions of any principal act that incorporates this part. See California Education Code 89005
  • Agency: means the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 20060
  • Agency head: means the individual responsible for the overall operations of a state agency. See California Government Code 19889.3
  • Agent: means a person who was an officer or director of a corporation, as defined in subdivision (e), at the time the fraudulent acts occurred, was named in a final criminal restitution order in connection with the fraudulent acts, and was acting in the person's capacity as the corporation's officer or director when committing the fraudulent acts. See California Government Code 31471
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alley: is a ny highway having a roadway not exceeding 25 feet in width which is primarily used for access to the rear or side entrances of abutting property. See California Education Code 8257
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • animal: includes :

    California Government Code 20350

  • 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.
  • Antenna: includes , but is not limited to, a resonant device designed especially for the purpose of capturing electromagnetic energy transmitted by direct satellite or commercial radio or television broadcasting facilities. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • antiknock index number: when used in this chapter, means that number assigned to a spark-ignition engine fuel that designates the antiknock quality. See California Government Code 53250
  • Appliance repair industry: means those activities defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (f). See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Application: means a request for payment from the fund submitted to the Secretary of State pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 31471
  • Apportionment: means an apportionment made under this chapter unless the context otherwise requires. See California Education Code 15701
  • Apportionment: means an apportionment made under this chapter unless the context otherwise requires. See California Education Code 16002
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal: means a written statement independently and impartially prepared by a qualified appraiser setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property as of a specific date, supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Aquaculture: means that form of agriculture devoted to the propagation, cultivation, maintenance, and harvesting of aquatic plants and animals in marine, brackish, and fresh water. See California Government Code 51917
  • Area: means the Mendocino Woodlands Special Treatment Area within the Jackson State Forest, consisting of 2,550 acres, more or less, of state-owned lands lying within the south half of Section 12 of. See California Government Code 20894
  • Armed forces: means the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. See California Education Code 88113
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • asbestos consultant: as used in this chapter , means any person who contracts to provide professional health and safety services relating to asbestos-containing material, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 6501. See California Government Code 27297.6 v2
  • assessed value: means 25 percent of full value to, and including, the 1980-81 fiscal year, and 100 percent of full value for the 1981-82 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter. See California Education Code 19460.5
  • Association: means any corporation organized under this part. See California Education Code 44832
  • Association: means the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association created pursuant to Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • At-large method of election: means any of the following methods of electing members to the governing body of a political subdivision:

    California Education Code 89529.03

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • attorney: means a licensee or former licensee of the State Bar. See California Government Code 25350.60 v2
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • 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 21419
  • Authority: means the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority established pursuant to Section 3320 and any board, commission, department, or officer succeeding to the functions thereof, or to whom the powers conferred upon the authority by this division shall be given by law. See California Government Code 20097
  • Authority: means the High-Speed Rail Authority. See California Government Code 22751
  • Authority: means the Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority created under this chapter. See California Government Code 20503
  • Authorized: when used in the context of assessments, means authorized by a resolution of the board of directors. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Authorized assessment: means an assessment, to be called immediately or in the future from member insurers for a specified amount, that is authorized by a resolution of the board of directors. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Authorized Control Level RBC: means the number determined under the risk-based capital formula in accordance with the RBC Instructions. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Authorized officer: means any individual required or permitted, alone or with others, by any provision of law or by the issuing public entity, to execute on behalf of the public entity a certificated registered public obligation or a writing relating to an uncertificated registered public obligation. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Authorized officer: means any official of this State or any of its departments, agencies, or other instrumentalities, or any county, city, or public district whose signature to a public security or instrument of payment is required or permitted, or any deputy of such official who has been authorized by such official in writing to affix the official's signature. See California Insurance Code 1050
  • automated enforcement system: is a ny system operated by a governmental agency, in cooperation with a law enforcement agency, that photographically records a driver's responses to a rail or rail transit signal or crossing gate, or both, or to an official traffic control signal described in Section 21450, and is designed to obtain a clear photograph of a vehicle's license plate and the driver of the vehicle. See California Education Code 8263
  • Automated teller machine: means any electronic information processing device located in California which accepts or dispenses cash in connection with a credit, deposit, or convenience account. See California Government Code 25701
  • Automotive spark-ignition engine fuel: means a product used for the generation of power in a spark-ignition internal combustion engine. See California Government Code 53250
  • auxiliary organization: includes the following entities:

    California Education Code 89901

  • Bag limit: means the maximum limit, in number or amount, of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians that may lawfully be taken by any one person during a specified period of time. See California Government Code 51918
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Baldwin Hills area: means the land area currently within the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, the Baldwin Hills community, the surrounding property bordered on the south by Slauson Avenue, and on the east by La Brea Avenue, including the approximately 21 acres of land zoned RE40 and bordered by La Brea Avenue on the east, Don Alberto Place to the south, and Don Ricardo Drive on the north, and including a spur of land extending from Stocker Street to an area between La Brea Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, as designated on the Baldwin Hills Conservancy Map, dated March 1, 2001. See California Government Code 31527
  • ballot: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 88078

  • Ballot: means original, voter-verifiable paper ballots, including voter-marked paper ballots whether marked manually or via a ballot marking device or system, and, where direct recording electronic (DRE) voting systems are used, the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT). See California Government Code 32359
  • Ballot card: means a card or a number of cards upon which are printed, or identified by reference to the ballot, the names of candidates for nomination or election to one or more offices or the ballot titles of one or more measures. See California Education Code 88079
  • Ballot label: means that portion of the ballot containing the names of the candidates or a statement of a measure. See California Education Code 88080
  • Ballot on demand system: means a self-contained system that allows users to do both of the following on an as-needed basis:

    California Education Code 88082

  • Ballot title and summary: means the summary of the chief purpose and points including the fiscal impact summary of any measure that appears in the state voter information guide. See California Education Code 88083
  • Ballot-level comparison audit: means a type of risk-limiting audit that involves both of the following steps:

    California Government Code 32359

  • 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 system: as used in this article , means a telephone service which automatically connects a person dialing the digits "911" to an established public safety answering point through normal telephone service facilities. See California Government Code 53107
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary: means a person to whom a donative transfer of property is made or that person's successor in interest, and:

    California Government Code 21257

  • Benefit plan: means a specific employee, union, or association of natural persons benefit plan. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Best interests of the city: means a procurement process that is determined by the city to provide the best value and an expedited delivery schedule while maintaining a high level of quality workmanship and materials. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • Best value: means a value determined by objective criteria that shall include a combination of price, financing costs, features, functions, performance, life-cycle maintenance costs and abatement offsets, and development experience. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • Bird: means a wild bird or part of a wild bird. See California Government Code 51920
  • Board: means the county board of supervisors acting as the governing authority of a county service area. See California Government Code 25210.2
  • board: means the Livestock Identification Advisory Board. See California Government Code 21574.5
  • Board: means the Board of Directors of the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority. See California Government Code 20097
  • board: means a county transit development board created pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 120050). See California Government Code 20127
  • board: means the board of directors of the district. See California Government Code 20170
  • Board: as used in this chapter , means the regional planning board. See California Government Code 31472
  • Board: means the Trustees of the California State University. See California Education Code 90011
  • Board: means the Respiratory Care Board of California. See California Education Code 88066
  • Board: means the State Mining and Geology Board. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • Board: means the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • board: means the California Victim Compensation Board. See California Government Code 19996
  • 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 21419
  • board: means the State Public Works Board, and "director" means Director of General Services. See California Government Code 19240 v2
  • Board: means the governing board of the San Joaquin River Conservancy. See California Government Code 31516
  • Board: means the governing board of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy. See California Government Code 31527
  • Board: means the governing board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. See California Government Code 31552.2
  • Board: means the State Public Works Board. See California Government Code 19243.2
  • Board: means the Wildlife Conservation Board created pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1320) of Chapter 4 of Division 2 of the Fish and Game Code. See California Government Code 31682
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board. See California Education Code 17087
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board. See California Education Code 15701
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board. See California Education Code 16002
  • Board: means the Wildlife Conservation Board. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Board: means the Voting Modernization Board, established pursuant to Section 19256. See California Government Code 19050.4
  • Board: means the governing board of the authority. See California Government Code 20503
  • Board: as used in this article , means the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System. See California Government Code 31882
  • board of directors: means the Board of Directors of the California Exposition and State Fair. See California Government Code 19605
  • Board of directors: as used in this article includes the policy-determining body of an insurer whether or not it is called by that name. See California Insurance Code 688.5
  • board of governors: shall be deemed to refer to the board of trustees. See California Government Code 25549.2
  • board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the county within which the city or territory is situated. See California Government Code 16367.8
  • board of supervisors: means the Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange. See California Government Code 26295.10
  • bond: means any bond and the interest coupons attached thereto issued by any public body. See California Insurance Code 1035.5
  • Bond: means a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this article adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law. See California Government Code 19050.4
  • Bonds: means bonds, including structured, senior, and subordinated bonds or other securities. See California Government Code 20097
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness or other evidences of indebtedness issued after January 1, 1989, by a public body which is authorized to issue bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness or other evidence of indebtedness. See California Insurance Code 949
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, warrants, bond anticipation notes, commercial paper, or other evidences of indebtedness, or lease, installment purchase, or other agreements or certificates of participation therein. See California Insurance Code 985.5
  • bonds: means State, county, municipal, or other public corporation or district bonds. See California Insurance Code 1031
  • Bonds: as used in this chapter means any bonds or other evidences of indebtedness the principal and interest of which are payable or may be paid from ad valorem taxes or assessments levied by or on behalf of a public body. See California Insurance Code 1041
  • Bonds: as used in this chapter means bonds, warrants, notes and other evidences of indebtedness issued by or on behalf of any public body. See California Insurance Code 1057
  • Bonds: as used in this chapter means (a) any bonds or other evidences of indebtedness issued after the effective date of this chapter by the state or any state department, board, agency or authority or (b) any bonds or other evidences of indebtedness issued by any joint powers agency created under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 that are payable from payments made with respect to a lease or sale of property to or from the state or any state department, board, agency, or authority. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • Bonds: means general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, or any derivative evidence of indebtedness which includes, but is not limited to, interests in pools, money market mutual funds, and unit investment trusts, issued by or on behalf of any state agency. See California Insurance Code 1063.5
  • bonds: means bonds issued by a local agency payable exclusively from the revenues of the enterprise for which the bonds are issued. See California Government Code 31900
  • 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 19592.2
  • bonds: means indebtedness and securities of any kind or class, including bonds, notes, bond anticipation notes, and commercial paper. See California Government Code 26295.6
  • Bonds: as used in this chapter means the written evidence of any obligation incurred by the board payable out of revenues as provided in this chapter in order to secure funds with which to carry out the purposes of this chapter irrespective of the form of such obligation whether in the form of bonds, notes, debentures, interest bearing certificates or other forms prescribed by the board. See California Government Code 26399
  • Bonds: as used in this chapter means the written evidence of any obligation incurred by the board payable out of revenues as provided in this chapter in order to secure funds with which to carry out the purposes of this chapter irrespective of the form of such obligation whether in the form of bonds, notes, debentures, interest bearing certificates or other forms prescribed by the board. See California Government Code 26486
  • 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 21419
  • building: includes onsite and offsite facilities, utilities, and improvements, including permanent improvement of the grounds of a building, which, as agreed upon by the parties, are appropriate for the proper operation or function of the building to be occupied jointly by the county or city and county and the private person, firm, or corporation. See California Government Code 25549.1
  • Building: means a building owned and occupied, or leased and occupied, by the state. See California Government Code 19994.30
  • Building ordinances: means ordinances of a county or city regulating building and construction and removal of buildings, including ordinances relating to the matters set forth in Section 38660 and similar matters, and including ordinances relating to building permits and building inspection. See California Government Code 53090
  • Burden of producing evidence: means the obligation of a party to introduce evidence sufficient to avoid a ruling against him on the issue. See California Education Code 17525
  • Burden of proof: means the obligation of a party to establish by evidence a requisite degree of belief concerning a fact in the mind of the trier of fact or the court. See California Education Code 17526
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Household Goods and Services. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Bureau: means the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. See California Government Code 50263
  • bus: is a ny vehicle, including a trailer bus, designed, used, or maintained for carrying more than 15 persons including the driver. See California Education Code 8265
  • Bushy Lake: means a body of water in the Bushy Lake area with approximately 11 acres of water surface in the summer and approximately 80 acres in the winter. See California Government Code 20900
  • Bushy Lake area: means that portion of the California Exposition flood plain bounded by the continuous line enclosing Bushy Lake, which line is 100 feet outside the 25-foot elevation contour line as limited on the north side by the waterside toe of the levee and as limited on the west side by a line 100 feet east of State Highway Route 80 as it exists on January 1, 1977. See California Government Code 20900
  • Business: means any lawful activity, except a farm operation, conducted for any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1064.5

  • business: includes a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and any other form of commercial enterprise. See California Education Code 8265.1
  • business: includes every kind of business, governmental activity, profession, occupation, calling, or operation of institutions, whether carried on for profit or not. See California Government Code 20969.3
  • Business: includes every kind of business described in Section 1270. See California Government Code 21039
  • Business entity: means a partnership, corporation, or other legal entity that is able to provide appropriately licensed contracting, architectural, engineering, financial, operations, management, facilities maintenance, and other services for development of a new Long Beach Civic Center. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • business opportunity: shall include the sale or lease of the business and goodwill of an existing business enterprise or opportunity. See California Government Code 53190
  • by districts: as used in this article shall mean election of members of the legislative body by voters of the district alone. See California Government Code 34871
  • Bylaws: as used in this part means the code or codes of rules used, adopted, or recognized for the regulation or management of the affairs of the corporation irrespective of the name or names by which such rules are designated. See California Corporations Code 9150
  • Cable television operator: means the person or entity providing cable television services through the cable television system. See California Government Code 53054.2
  • California Exposition flood plain: means that portion of state-owned California Exposition land in the American River flood plain as it exists on January 1, 1977. See California Government Code 20900
  • California natural landmark: means property designated by the director as being of state significance to California because it is an outstanding example of major biological and geological features found within the boundaries of the state. See California Government Code 20019
  • California Registry of Natural Landmarks: means the official listing of all designated California natural landmarks. See California Government Code 20019
  • California Water Plan: means the California Water Plan Update Bulletin 160-05 and subsequent revisions and amendments. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Called: when used in the context of assessments, means required by notice to be paid by member insurers. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Campaign advertising or communication: means a communication authorized by a candidate or a candidate's controlled committee, as defined in Section 82016 of the Government Code, or by a committee making independent expenditures, as defined in Section 82031 of the Government Code, or by a committee formed primarily to support or oppose a ballot measure, as defined in Section 82047. See California Education Code 88084
  • candidate: includes any officeholder who is subject to a recall election. See California Education Code 88085
  • Candlefoot power: means the light intensity of candles on a horizontal plane at 36 inches above ground level and five feet in front of the area to be measured. See California Government Code 25701
  • capstone college course: means a community college course described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 48800. See California Education Code 48810.5
  • Cardcheck agreement: means a written agreement between an employer and a labor organization providing a procedure for determining employee preference on the subject of whether to be represented by a labor organization for collective bargaining, and if so, by which labor organization to be represented, that provides, at a minimum, the following:

    California Education Code 92625.1

  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Casualty broker-agent: means a person licensed pursuant to Section 1625. See California Education Code 32061
  • Catalogue of electronic communications: means information that identifies each person with which a user has had an electronic communication, the time and date of the communication, and the electronic address of the person. See California Government Code 21385
  • 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.
  • Cease and Desist Letter: A letter requesting that a company stops the activity mentioned in the letter. Source: OCC
  • Center: means the Mendocino Woodlands Outdoor Center, consisting of 720 acres, more or less, of state-owned land and improvements located within the east half of the Northeast Quarter and the east half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13 of the east half and southwest quarter of the Northeast Quarter and the east half and southwest quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 24 of T. See California Government Code 20894
  • center: means the California Habeas Corpus Resource Center, and "board" means the board of directors of the center. See California Government Code 53313.5
  • certificate: means the certification by a commissioner, or an inspector of the condition of any apiary which is to be transported to another state or country. See California Government Code 20512
  • certificate: means the certification by a commissioner, deputy commissioner, or inspector of the pest condition or treatment of any shipment of plants. See California Government Code 22960.66
  • certificated members: shall mean members who retain membership under this system while employed in positions subject to coverage under the Defined Benefit Program under the State Teachers' Retirement System. See California Government Code 20636.1
  • Certificated registered public obligation: means a registered public obligation which is represented by an instrument. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charitable purpose: means the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, the promotion of health, the promotion of a governmental purpose, or any other purpose the achievement of which is beneficial to the community. See California Government Code 21580
  • 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.
  • Chief: means the Chief of the Bureau of Household Goods and Services. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Chief: means the Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. See California Government Code 50263
  • Child: means any individual entitled to take as a child under this code by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved. See California Government Code 21258
  • child: means a member's child who is dependent upon such member at the time of his death and while such child is unmarried and:

    California Government Code 31843

  • child: means a member's child who, when the member dies, is both dependent on the member and unmarried, as well as any of the following:

    California Government Code 31855.3

  • Circulating title and summary: means the text that is required to be placed on a petition for signatures that is either one of the following:

    California Education Code 88083

  • City: includes city and county. See California Education Code 17322
  • City: means the City of Long Beach and its departments, including the City of Long Beach Harbor Department. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 5092
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town. See California Education Code 7007
  • City: includes incorporated city, city and county, municipal corporation, municipality, town and incorporated town. See California Education Code 18555
  • City: includes incorporated city, city and county, municipal corporation, municipality, town and incorporated town. See California Education Code 8205
  • City: means a city or the City and County of San Francisco. See California Government Code 20037.8
  • City: means the City of Vallejo. See California Government Code 53166
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 19429
  • City: includes every city and city and county within this State. See California Education Code 8270
  • City: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.6
  • City measure: includes any proposed city charter, any proposed amendment to a city charter, any proposition for the issuance of bonds by the city, any advisory question, or any other question or proposition submitted to the voters of a city. See California Education Code 88086.5
  • Civil action: includes civil proceedings. See California Education Code 17527
  • Claim: means a demand for payment for any of the following, whether due, not due, accrued or not accrued, or contingent, and whether liquidated or unliquidated:

    California Water Code 36455.3

  • Claimant: means an aggrieved person who resides in the state at the time of the fraud and who submits an application pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 31471
  • Claimant: means an insured making a first party claim or a person instituting a liability claim. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • Classification: means that each position in the classified service shall have a designated title, a regular minimum number of assigned hours per day, days per week, and months per year, a specific statement of the duties required to be performed by the employees in each such position, and the regular monthly salary ranges for each such position. See California Education Code 88001
  • Clerk: means the county elections official, registrar of voters, city clerk, or other officer or board charged with the duty of conducting any election. See California Education Code 88087
  • clerk: means the engrossing and enrolling clerk or the employee who performs the duties of engrossing and enrolling clerk when no employee is so designated by name. See California Government Code 31880
  • clerk: means the clerk of a county or the legislative body thereof. See California Government Code 50270.5
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Clerk of the Board of Supervisors: means the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Diego. See California Education Code 90068
  • Client: means a person who has, within the three years preceding the sale of financial products by a lawyer to that person, employed that lawyer for legal services. See California Government Code 25216.3
  • client: means a person who, directly or through an authorized representative, consults a lawyer for the purpose of retaining the lawyer or securing legal service or advice from him in his professional capacity, and includes an incompetent (a) who himself so consults the lawyer or (b) whose guardian or conservator so consults the lawyer in behalf of the incompetent. See California Government Code 21311
  • Coastal recreational resources: means those land and water areas adjacent to or in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean which are suitable for public park, beach, or recreational purposes, including, but not limited to, areas of historical significance and areas of open space that complement park, beach, or recreational areas. See California Government Code 19886.2
  • Code: means the Code of Fair Campaign Practices. See California Government Code 19818.20
  • Code: means the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • collaboration: include employer and employee relationships, joint ventures, partnerships, general corporations, and consulting relationships formed by written agreement in which the architect provides immediate and responsible direction of architectural services. See California Government Code 26326
  • Collateral: means any specific vehicle, trailer, boat, recreational vehicle, motor home, appliance, or other property that is subject to a security agreement. See California Government Code 50263
  • Collective bargaining agreement: means an agreement between an employer and a labor organization regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment of the employer's employees. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • commercial vehicle: is a motor vehicle of a type required to be registered under this code used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation, or profit or designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See California Education Code 8272.1
  • commission: means a county transportation commission created pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 130050). See California Government Code 20221
  • commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 20772.6
  • commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Commission: means the Seismic Safety Commission. See California Government Code 31493
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a member of the commission. See California Education Code 5093
  • Commission: means the Seismic Safety Commission. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • Commission: means the Fish and Game Commission, and "commissioner" means a member of the Fish and Game Commission. See California Government Code 51924
  • commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Education Code 7054.1
  • Commission: means the Citizens Redistricting Commission in the County of Los Angeles established pursuant to Section 21532. See California Education Code 90062
  • Commission: means the Independent Redistricting Commission established by subdivision (b). See California Education Code 90068
  • Commission: means the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. See California Government Code 53166
  • Commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 20037.9
  • commission: means the Orange County Regional Justice Facilities Commission created pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 26296). See California Government Code 26295.4
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See California Government Code 22796
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Education Code 25022.5
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Business Oversight. See California Health and Safety Code 114157
  • Commissioner: means any county agricultural commissioner. See California Education Code 19957.5
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Committee: means the Lake Tahoe Acquisitions Finance Committee created by Section 66955. See California Government Code 53075.5
  • committee: means a committee of either the Senate or Assembly, a joint committee of both houses, or, when any of the foregoing committees is authorized to create subcommittees, a subcommittee. See California Government Code 31873.1
  • committee: means the engrossing and enrolling committee of the house ordering the engrossing or enrolling of a bill or other document or the committee of such house which performs the duties of engrossing and enrolling committee when no committee is so designated by name. See California Government Code 31881
  • committee: means the chief administrative officer, auditor, and treasurer, or any other county employee appointed by the board of supervisors. See California Government Code 20222.5
  • Committee: means the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Finance Committee created by Section 80162. See California Government Code 18903
  • Committee: means the Voting Modernization Finance Committee, established pursuant to Section 19253. See California Government Code 19050.4
  • Committee membership: Legislators are assigned to specific committees by their party. Seniority, regional balance, and political philosophy are the most prominent factors in the committee assignment process.
  • Common 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 access: means engagement programs, technical assistance, or facilities that maximize safe and equitable physical admittance, especially for low-income communities, to natural or cultural resources, community education, or recreational amenities. See California Government Code 18903
  • Community development infrastructure: means California public debt (including all debt issued by the State of California or a California state or local government agency) where all or a portion of the debt has as its primary purpose community development for, or that directly benefits, low- or moderate-income communities and is consistent with subdivision (b). See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Community property: means :

    California Government Code 21259

  • Company: means any corporation, partnership, business trust, association, or similar organization, or any other trust, other than a trust that by its terms must terminate within 25 years or not later than 21 years and 10 months after the death of individuals living on the effective date of the trust. See California Insurance Code 760
  • Company: means any person engaging in, or proposing or attempting to engage in, any transaction or kind of insurance or surety business and any person or group of persons who may otherwise be subject to the administrative, regulatory, or taxing authority of the commissioner. See California Insurance Code 729
  • Company Action Level RBC: means , with respect to any insurer, the product of 2. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Comparable replacement dwelling: means any dwelling that is all of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1064.5

  • compensation: means the remuneration paid out of funds controlled by the employer in payment for the member's services performed during normal working hours or for time during which the member is excused from work because of any of the following:

    California Government Code 20630

  • Complaint: means any written document containing a disclosure of information as specified in subdivision (c). See California Government Code 53296
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • complementary health premium: means the additional premium paid by retired members whose health insurance premiums are paid under Section 21264 and whose allowances fall below the premium required to continue the health benefit plan coverage provided by their employers. See California Government Code 21690
  • comprehensive water resources management plan: means a plan for coordinating and managing the supply and distribution of water for residential, commercial, industrial or other purposes and for coordinating and managing the treatment and disposal of waste water from all sources. See California Government Code 25712
  • Compression-ignition engine fuel: means a product used for the generation of power in a compression-ignition internal combustion engine. See California Government Code 53250
  • 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.
  • Conduct: includes all active and passive behavior, both verbal and nonverbal. See California Education Code 17528
  • Conduit financing: means the issuance of conduit revenue bonds. See California Insurance Code 955
  • Conduit financing provider: means any county, city, city and county, public district, public authority, public corporation, nonprofit corporation, joint powers authority, or other statutorily constituted public entity that issues one or more conduit revenue bonds. See California Insurance Code 955
  • confidential communication: means any information, including, but not limited to, written or oral communication, transmitted between the victim and the counselor in the course of their relationship and in confidence by a means which, so far as the victim is aware, discloses the information to no third persons other than those who are present to further the interests of the victim in the consultation or those to whom disclosures are reasonably necessary for the transmission of the information or an accomplishment of the purposes for which the domestic violence counselor is consulted. See California Government Code 21419
  • confidential communication: means information transmitted between the victim and the caseworker in the course of their relationship and in confidence by a means which, so far as the victim is aware, discloses the information to no third persons other than those who are present to further the interests of the victim in the consultation or those to whom disclosures are reasonably necessary for the transmission of the information or an accomplishment of the purposes for which the human trafficking counselor is consulted. See California Government Code 21428.1
  • Connectivity: means one or more projects necessary to achieve transit connectivity between BART's rapid transit system and the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission's Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail service, and to provide quality, seamless service to riders using the services operating between the Tri-Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. See California Government Code 20503
  • Consent: means agreement to administrative supervision by the insurer. See California Insurance Code 1077
  • Conservancy: means the San Joaquin River Conservancy. See California Government Code 31516
  • Conservancy: means the Baldwin Hills Conservancy. See California Government Code 31527
  • Conservancy: means the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. See California Government Code 31552.2
  • Conservatee: includes a limited conservatee. See California Government Code 21260
  • Conservation actions on private lands: means projects with willing landowners that involve the adaptive flexible management or protection of natural resources in response to changing conditions and threats to habitat and wildlife. See California Government Code 18903
  • Conservation easement: means a conservation easement, as defined by Section 815. See California Government Code 31682
  • Conservator: includes a limited conservator. See California Government Code 21261
  • Construction: includes the extension, enlargement, repair, renovation, restoration, improvement, furnishing, and equipping of any public building. See California Government Code 19243.2
  • Construction: includes :

    California Education Code 8091

  • Construction: includes acquisition by purchase. See California Education Code 17110
  • Consumer: means an individual who purchases, applies to purchase, or is solicited to purchase from a covered person insurance products or annuities primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See California Insurance Code 760
  • Consumer goods: means any new or used product or part thereof that is used, bought, or leased for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including assistive devices. See California Government Code 26297.1
  • Content of an electronic communication: means information concerning the substance or meaning of the communication, which meets all of the following requirements:

    California Government Code 21385

  • Contest: means a pleading filed with the court by a beneficiary that would result in a penalty under a no contest clause, if the no contest clause is enforced. See California Government Code 21351
  • contestant: means any person initiating an election contest. See California Education Code 89621
  • contingent compensation arrangement: means an arrangement having as its purpose the payment of a variable commission by the insurer, depending on the overall operating profit on the insurance business produced and handled by the payee, with other provisions of the arrangement auxiliary or incidental to such purpose. See California Insurance Code 995
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Government Code 21419
  • Corporation: means a domestic corporation as defined by Section 162 or 2509 or a foreign corporation that is qualified to transact business in California pursuant to Section 2105. See California Government Code 31471
  • Corporation: as used in this part means a corporation which is organized under, or subject to this part, including a central organization. See California Corporations Code 12232
  • Corporation: as used in this part and Part 5 (commencing with Section 9910), refers to corporations defined in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d). See California Government Code 31831.1
  • 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.
  • Corrective Order: means an order issued by the commissioner specifying corrective actions that the commissioner has determined are required. See California Insurance Code 739
  • 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 21224
  • Council: as used in this chapter , means the Planning Advisory and Assistance Council established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 65040. See California Government Code 31454.6
  • Council: means the Fair Employment and Housing Council and "council member" means a member of the council. See California Government Code 19878
  • Council of governments: means a single or multicounty council created by a joint powers agreement pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 1 of Title 1. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 17491
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 1915
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 5091
  • county: includes the City and County of San Francisco. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 7005
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 18556
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19958
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 8206
  • County: means the County of Solano. See California Government Code 53166
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19428
  • county: means the County of San Mateo. See California Government Code 25711
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19479
  • County: includes every county and city and county within this State. See California Education Code 8275
  • county: means the County of Orange. See California Government Code 26295.8
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 25018.5
  • county highway: means any highway which is:

    California Education Code 8006

  • County measure: includes any proposed county charter, any proposed amendment to a county charter, any proposition for the issuance of funding or refunding bonds of the county, any other question or proposition submitted to the voters of a county at any election held throughout an entire single county, any advisory question, or any bond proposal or any advisory question submitted to the voters of any public district although the boundaries of the district may be coterminous with those of the county. See California Education Code 88091
  • County office: means the office filled by any county officer. See California Education Code 88092
  • County officer: means any elected officer enumerated in Division 2 (commencing with Section 24000) of Title 3 of the Government Code. See California Education Code 88093
  • County service area: means a county service area formed pursuant to this chapter or any of its statutory predecessors. See California Government Code 25210.2
  • County Tribal Casino Account: means an account consisting of all moneys paid by tribes of that county into the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund after deduction of the amounts appropriated pursuant to the priorities specified in Section 12012. See California Government Code 19856
  • Court: means the superior court presiding over the judicial proceedings which have been initiated under this code to administer the estate of the deceased user, or, if none, the superior court sitting in the exercise of jurisdiction under this code in the county of the user's domicile, and the court, as defined in this section, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over proceedings brought under this part. See California Government Code 21385
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Covered claims: means the obligations of an insolvent insurer, including the obligation for unearned premiums, that satisfy all of the following requirements:

    California Insurance Code 1063.1

  • Covered person: means either of the following:

    California Insurance Code 760

  • Covered policy: means a policy or contract or portion of a policy or contract for which coverage is provided under Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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
  • creed: include all aspects of religious belief, observance, and practice, including religious dress and grooming practices. See California Government Code 19878.5
  • Criminal action: includes criminal proceedings. See California Education Code 17529
  • Critically underserved community: means a community that meets either of the following:

    California Government Code 20037.8

  • Cross-jurisdictional contest: means an election contest in which ballots were cast in more than one county. See California Government Code 32359
  • CSRC: means the California Spatial Reference Center or its successor. See California Government Code 21073
  • CSRC: means California Spatial Reference Center or its successor. See California Government Code 21117
  • CSRC: means California Spatial Reference Center or its successor. See California Government Code 21154
  • CSRC: means California Spatial Reference Center or its successor. See California Government Code 21165
  • CSRN: means the California Spatial Reference Network, as defined by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 8850), "Geodetic Datums and the California Spatial Reference Network. See California Government Code 21073
  • CSRN: means California Spatial Reference Network. See California Government Code 21117
  • CSRN: means California Spatial Reference Network as defined by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 8850), "Geodetic Datums and the California Spatial Reference Network. See California Government Code 21154
  • CSRN: means California Spatial Reference Network as defined by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 8850), "Geodetic Datums and the California Spatial Reference Network. See California Government Code 21165
  • Custodian: means a person that carries, maintains, processes, receives, or stores a digital asset of a user. See California Government Code 21385
  • Customer: means a natural person to whom an access device has been issued for personal, family, or household use. See California Government Code 25701
  • Day: means a calendar day unless otherwise specifically provided. See California Education Code 48925
  • Day: means calendar day, and "week" means calendar week. See California Government Code 51927
  • Deadly weapon: means and includes any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, dirk, dagger, pistol, or revolver, or any other firearm, any knife having a blade longer than five inches, any razor with an unguarded blade, and any metal pipe or bar used or intended to be used as a club. See California Government Code 50263
  • Dealer: is a person not otherwise expressly excluded by Section 286 who:

    California Education Code 8276.5

  • Debtor: means any person obligated under a security agreement. See California Government Code 50263
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declarant: is a person who makes a statement. See California Education Code 17530
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • deed of trust: as used in this part includes "mortgage. See California Government Code 53186
  • Defect: means any flaw in the hardware or documentation of a remote accessible vote by mail system that could result in a state of unfitness for use or nonconformance to the manufacturer's specifications or applicable law. See California Education Code 89919
  • Defect: means any flaw in the hardware or documentation of a voting system that could result in a state of unfitness for use or nonconformance to the manufacturer's specifications or applicable law. See California Government Code 18938.5
  • Defendant: means that person whose election or nomination is contested or those persons receiving an equal and highest number of votes, other than the contestant, where, in other than primary elections, the body canvassing the returns declares that no one person has received the highest number of votes for the contested office. See California Education Code 89621
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Deferred deposit originator: means a person who offers, originates, or makes a deferred deposit transaction. See California Health and Safety Code 114157
  • Deferred deposit transaction: means a transaction whereby a person defers depositing a customer's personal check until a specific date, pursuant to a written agreement for a fee or other charge, as provided in Section 23035. See California Health and Safety Code 114157
  • Defined parking area: means that portion of any parking area open for customer parking which is (1) contiguous to an access area with respect to an automated teller machine. See California Government Code 25701
  • Delta: means the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Demotion: means assignment to an inferior position or status without the employee's written voluntary consent. See California Education Code 88001
  • Department: means the Department of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • department: whenever used in this code , unless the context otherwise requires, means the State Department of Education. See California Education Code 89
  • Department: means the Department of Business Oversight. See California Health and Safety Code 114157
  • department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 20773
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 22751
  • Department: means the Employment Development Department. See California Government Code 20615
  • 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
  • Department: means the Department of Human Resources. See California Government Code 19815
  • Department: means the Department of Consumer Affairs. See California Education Code 88066
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19851.1
  • Department: means the Department of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 50263
  • department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation and "director" means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Unemployment Insurance Code 134
  • department: means the Department of General Services. See California Government Code 21033
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19871.2
  • Department: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation of this state. See California Education Code 7053
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 20019
  • Department: means the Department of Food and Agriculture. See California Education Code 19959
  • Department: means any entity created by statute within the Natural Resources Agency and authorized to hold title to land, or the Natural Resources Agency. See California Government Code 31682
  • Department: means the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. See California Government Code 19878
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 53166
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 20894
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Government Code 21113
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 18903
  • Department: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Government Code 22777
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 20037.9
  • Department: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Government Code 22796
  • 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 Education Code 8277.2
  • Departments: means the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Fish and Game, and the California Coastal Conservancy. See California Government Code 20060
  • Dependent person: includes any person who is admitted as an inpatient to a 24-hour health facility, as defined in Sections 1250, 1250. See California Education Code 17567
  • 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.
  • Depository institution: means any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 760

  • Descendent: One who is directly descended from another such as a child, grandchild, or great grandchild.
  • Designated agent: means the person who is in charge of the business of a prepaid rental listing service at a given location. See California Education Code 15739
  • Designated nonprofit organization: means a nonprofit organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code that has as a principal purpose the conservation of land and water resources and that is designated by a local government or a department to accept property pursuant to this division in lieu of the local government or a department. See California Government Code 31682
  • Designated recipient: means a person chosen by a user using an online tool to administer digital assets of the user. See California Government Code 21385
  • Development: includes , but is not limited to the physical improvement of real property including the construction of facilities or structures. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Developmental engine fuel: means an engine fuel that does not meet standards established by this chapter but has characteristics that may lead to an improved fuel standard or the development of an alternative fuel standard. See California Government Code 53250
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Devise: when used as a noun, means a disposition of real or personal property by will, and, when used as a verb, means to dispose of real or personal property by will. See California Government Code 21263
  • Devisee: means any person designated in a will to receive a devise. See California Government Code 21264
  • Diesel fuel: means any hydrocarbon oil meant for combustion in compression-ignition engines offered for sale that meets the standards for diesel fuel prescribed by this chapter. See California Government Code 53250
  • Digital asset: means an electronic record in which an individual has a right or interest. See California Government Code 21385
  • Digital signature: means an electronic identifier, created by computer, intended by the party using it to have the same force and effect as the use of a manual signature. See California Education Code 19425
  • Direct contest: means a contest that alleges the invalidity of a protected instrument or one or more of its terms, based on one or more of the following grounds:

    California Government Code 21351

  • direct evidence: means evidence that directly proves a fact, without an inference or presumption, and which in itself, if true, conclusively establishes that fact. See California Education Code 92601
  • Direct recording electronic voting system: means a voting system that records a vote electronically and does not require or permit the voter to record his or her vote directly onto a tangible ballot. See California Government Code 19061
  • Director: means the Director of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • director: means the Director of Pesticide Regulation. See California Government Code 20712
  • Director: means the Director of Employment Development. See California Government Code 20615
  • Director: means the Director of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Human Resources. See California Government Code 19815
  • Director: means a member of the governing body. See California Education Code 89005
  • Director: means the Director of Fish and Game. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Director: means the Director of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 50263
  • Director: means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 19871.2
  • Director: means the Director of Fish and Wildlife. See California Government Code 51929
  • Director: means the director of the department. See California Education Code 7054
  • Director: means the Director of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 20019
  • Director: means the Director of Fair Employment and Housing. See California Government Code 19878
  • Director: means the Director of Education for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. See California Education Code 15701
  • Director: means the Director of Education for kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive. See California Education Code 16002
  • director: refer to the Department of General Services and the Director of General Services, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 20963
  • directors: means natural persons, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the governing body of the corporation. See California Government Code 31831.2
  • Directors: means natural persons, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the governing body of the corporation. See California Corporations Code 12233
  • Disability: means a medical condition, mental disability, or physical disability, as those terms are defined in subdivisions (i), (j), and (l) of Section 12926 of the Government Code. See California Education Code 88166
  • disabled: includes mental or physical illness and mental or physical injury, including any illness or injury resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. See California Government Code 19878
  • disabled: includes mental or physical illness and mental or physical injury including any illness or injury resulting from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. See California Education Code 89529.15
  • disabled person: is a ny of the following:

    California Education Code 8277.5

  • disabled veteran: is a ny person who, as a result of injury or disease suffered while on active service with the armed forces of the United States, suffers any of the following:

    California Education Code 8277.6

  • Disadvantaged community: means a community with a median household income less than 80% of the statewide average. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Disadvantaged community: means a community with a median household income less than 80 percent of the statewide average. See California Government Code 18903
  • 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 19991.7
  • Disciplinary action: means any direct form of discipline as defined in personnel rules and regulations adopted by the local agency. See California Government Code 53296
  • Disciplinary action: includes any action whereby an employee is deprived of any classification or any incident of any classification in which he or she has permanence, including dismissal, suspension, demotion, or any reassignment, without his or her voluntary consent, except a layoff for lack of work or lack of funds. See California Education Code 88001
  • Disclosure of information: means the written provision of evidence regarding gross mismanagement or a significant waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety. See California Government Code 53296
  • 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 19880.1
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Dismissal: means dismissal for cause. See California Education Code 89530
  • Displaced person: means both of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1064.5

  • Displacing agency: means any public entity or person carrying out a program or project which causes a person to be a displaced person for a public project. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Disqualified person: means a licensed person who for any reason becomes legally disqualified (temporarily or permanently) to render the professional services that the particular professional corporation or foreign professional corporation of which he or she is an officer, director, shareholder, or employee is or was rendering. See California Government Code 31891
  • dissenting interest: means the interest of a limited partner that satisfies all of the following conditions:

    California Government Code 16366.8

  • dissenting limited partner: means the recordholder of a dissenting interest, and includes an assignee of record of such an interest. See California Government Code 16366.8
  • Dissolution of marriage: includes divorce. See California Government Code 21265
  • Distribution system: means a system of pipes within a mobilehome park operated by a person or corporation, other than a public utility, which is connected to a meter or other measuring device under the control of a privately owned or publicly owned public utility, for purposes of distribution of gas by the operator of a mobilehome park to the tenants of the mobilehome park who are the actual users of the gas furnished through the meter or device to the operator by the public utility. See California Government Code 22777
  • Distribution system: means a system of pipes, operated by a person or corporation other than a public utility, serving 10 or more customers, within a citywide area, an apartment house, a condominium, a cluster of homes, a shopping center, a combination of any of the above, a mobilehome park with two or more customers, or any system if a portion of the system is located in a public place, which is connected to a tank or tanks, for the purpose of distribution of propane to the end customers. See California Government Code 22796
  • District: means any regional park or open-space district formed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 5500) of Chapter 3 of Division 5 and any recreation and park district formed pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 5780) of Division 5. See California Government Code 20905
  • district: means the North County Transit District. See California Government Code 20163
  • district: means the Peninsula Rail Transit District. See California Government Code 20756
  • District: as used in this chapter , means a regional planning district created by the Office of Planning and Research pursuant to Section 65040. See California Government Code 31455
  • District: as used in this chapter , means a district created and operating under this chapter. See California Government Code 31471.5
  • District: means fish and game district. See California Government Code 51929.5
  • District: means any district authorized to provide park and recreation services, except a school district. See California Government Code 19886.2
  • District: means one of the following:

    California Government Code 20037.8

  • District-based elections: means a method of electing members to the governing body of a political subdivision in which the candidate must reside within an election district that is a divisible part of the political subdivision and is elected only by voters residing within that election district. See California Education Code 89529.03
  • Division: means the Division of Labor Relations. See California Government Code 19815
  • Division: as used in this article , means the Public Safety Communications Division within the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 53108.5
  • Division: means the Public Safety Communications Division established by this part. See California Government Code 21231
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic: means organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Education Code 32031
  • Domestic insurer: means any life or health insurer or property and casualty insurer organized in this state. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Domestic partner: means one of two persons who have filed a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State pursuant to Division 2. See California Government Code 21266
  • domestic violence: means "domestic violence" as defined in Section 6211 of the Family Code. See California Government Code 21424
  • domestic violence counselor: means a person who is employed by a domestic violence victim service organization, as defined in this article, whether financially compensated or not, for the purpose of rendering advice or assistance to victims of domestic violence and who has at least 40 hours of training as specified in paragraph (2). See California Government Code 21418
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donee: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 31682

  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor: means a property owner that donates, or submits an application to donate, property pursuant to the program. See California Government Code 31682
  • driver: is a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle. See California Education Code 8278.3
  • duplicate: is a counterpart produced by the same impression as the original, or from the same matrix, or by means of photography, including enlargements and miniatures, or by mechanical or electronic rerecording, or by chemical reproduction, or by other equivalent technique which accurately reproduces the original. See California Education Code 17583
  • effective date: means January 1, 1977. See California Government Code 31484
  • Election: means any election including a primary that is provided for under this code. See California Education Code 88097
  • Election board: means the board of supervisors of each county, the city council or other governing body of a city, or any board or officer to whom similar powers and duties are given by any charter. See California Education Code 88098
  • election management system: is a system that is used by a county in the state to track voter registration or voter preferences, including, for example, a voter's vote-by-mail status. See California Education Code 90036
  • Electioneering: means the visible display or audible dissemination of information that advocates for or against any candidate or measure on the ballot within 100 feet of a polling place, a vote center, an elections official's office, or a satellite location under Section 3018. See California Education Code 88099
  • Elections official: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 88100

  • Elections official: means the county elections official, registrar of voters, or city clerk. See California Government Code 18656
  • Elective office: means any office that may, under the principal act of the district or agency, be filled by way of an election. See California Education Code 89005
  • elective officer: includes any officer of the Senate or Assembly who is elected by vote of the members of either or both of the houses of the Legislature, and any appointive officer of a city or county occupying a fixed term of office, as well as officers of the state or contracting agencies elected by the people, and persons elected to a city council or a county board of supervisors. See California Government Code 20322
  • Elective officer: means "elective officer" as defined by the principal act of each district or agency or if not defined, any officer of a district or agency holding an office that can be filled by election. See California Education Code 89005
  • Elector: means a person who is a United States citizen 18 years of age or older and, except as specified in subdivision (b), is a resident of an election precinct in this state on or before the day of an election. See California Education Code 88101
  • Electoral outcome: means the winner or winners of an election contest or whether a measure passed. See California Government Code 32359
  • electrically motorized board: is a ny wheeled device that has a floorboard designed to be stood upon when riding that is not greater than 60 inches deep and 18 inches wide, is designed to transport only one person, and has an electric propulsion system averaging less than 1,000 watts, the maximum speed of which, when powered solely by a propulsion system on a paved level surface, is no more than 20 miles per hour. See California Education Code 8280
  • Electrolysis: as used in this chapter includes electrolysis or thermolysis. See California Education Code 92510
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See California Government Code 10291
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See California Government Code 21385
  • Electronic funds transfer: means any transfer of funds, other than a transaction originated by check, draft, or similar paper instrument, that is initiated through an electronic terminal, telephonic instrument, or computer or magnetic tape, so as to order, instruct, or authorize a financial institution to debit or credit an account. See California Education Code 32222
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Electronic media: includes any means for transmitting messages electronically between a covered person and a consumer in a format that allows visual text to be displayed on equipment such as a personal computer monitor. See California Insurance Code 760
  • Electronic repair industry: means those activities defined in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (f). See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Electronic set: includes , but is not limited to, any television, radio, audio or video recorder or playback equipment, video camera, video game, video monitor, computer system, photocopier, or facsimile machine normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Electronic transmission by the corporation: means a communication (a) delivered by (1) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic mail address, respectively, for that recipient on record with the corporation, (2) posting on an electronic message board or network which the corporation has designated for those communications, together with a separate notice to the recipient of the posting, which transmission shall be validly delivered upon the later of the posting or delivery of the separate notice thereof, or (3) other means of electronic communication, (b) to a recipient who has provided an unrevoked consent to the use of those means of transmission for communications under or pursuant to this code, and (c) that creates a record that is capable of retention, retrieval, and review, and that may thereafter be rendered into clearly legible tangible form. See California Education Code 17498
  • Electronic transmission to the corporation: means a communication (a) delivered by (1) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic mail address, respectively, which the corporation has provided from time to time to shareholders or members and directors for sending communications to the corporation, (2) posting on an electronic message board or network which the corporation has designated for those communications, and which transmission shall be validly delivered upon the posting, or (3) other means of electronic communication, (b) as to which the corporation has placed in effect reasonable measures to verify that the sender is the shareholder or member (in person or by proxy) or director purporting to send the transmission, and (c) that creates a record that is capable of retention, retrieval, and review, and that may thereafter be rendered into clearly legible tangible form. See California Education Code 17499
  • element: means the housing element of the community's general plan, as required pursuant to this article and subdivision (c) of Section 65302. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Eligible institution: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 25352

  • eligible spouse: means an individual who is caring for one or more of the children (as defined in Section 31843) of a deceased member and who is:

    California Government Code 31842

  • 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
  • emergency standard: means any emergency standard for honey, standard units of weight, type of container, color classifications, or markings required upon containers which is established by the director pursuant to Section 29552. See California Government Code 22156
  • Employee: means any person employed by a local agency. See California Government Code 53296
  • Employee: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 19878

  • Employee: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 89529.15

  • Employee welfare benefit plan: as used in this article , has the same meaning as that contained in Section 1002(1) of Title 29 of the United States Code. See California Insurance Code 742.21
  • 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 19878.5

  • Endowment fund: means an institutional fund or part thereof that, under the terms of a gift instrument, is not wholly expendable by the institution on a current basis. See California Government Code 21580
  • Engine fuel: means any gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuel used for the generation of power in an internal combustion engine or fuel cell in a motor vehicle, or electrical power delivered conductively or inductively to an electric motor in electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. See California Government Code 53250
  • Enrolled bill: The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form. It is printed on parchment paper, signed by appropriate officials, and submitted to the President/Governor for signature.
  • Enterprise: means a revenue-producing improvement, building, system, plant, works, facilities, or undertaking used for or useful for the generation or production of electric energy for lighting, heating, and power for public or private uses. See California Government Code 20097
  • enterprise: means systems, plants, works, or undertakings used or useful in the collection, treatment, and disposal of waste, refuse, and garbage, or of sewage, waste, and storm water. See California Government Code 31705
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • escrow agent: as used in this division includes joint control agents and Internet escrow agents. See California Government Code 25831
  • 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.
  • Evidence: means testimony, writings, material objects, or other things presented to the senses that are offered to prove the existence or nonexistence of a fact. See California Education Code 17531
  • evidence of indebtedness: includes , but is not limited to, certificates of participation or interests in any rental or lease payments or installment purchase payments, in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $10,000,000, to be made by the state or any state department, board, agency, or authority with respect to buildings or other capital improvements. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Examiner: means any individual or firm authorized by the commissioner to conduct an examination under this article. See California Insurance Code 729
  • Exceeded its powers: means any of the following conditions:

    California Insurance Code 1077

  • executed: when used with respect to the documents filed pursuant to this code or pursuant to regulations adopted under this code, and presented to the Secretary of State, include a document bearing a signature under subdivision (a). See California Education Code 17495
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expense of an emergency response: means reasonable costs incurred by a public agency in reasonably making an appropriate emergency response to the incident, but shall only include those costs directly arising because of the response to the particular incident. See California Government Code 53156
  • expert: means a physician and surgeon, including a psychiatrist, or any person described by subdivision (b), (c), or (e) of Section 1010. See California Education Code 17580
  • expressway: is a portion of highway that is part of either of the following:

    California Education Code 8280.1

  • Expulsion: means removal of a pupil from (1) the immediate supervision and control, or (2) the general supervision, of school personnel, as those terms are used in Section 46300. See California Education Code 48925
  • Facilities: includes , but is not limited to, places for organized team sports, outdoor recreation, and informal turf play. See California Government Code 20037.8
  • Facility: means any campus, school, cafeteria, store, hospital, clinic, institute, laboratory, or office owned or operated by the university, or at which the normal educational or administrative functions of the university are conducted. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • Facility: includes a place for organized team sports, outdoor recreation, permanent play structures, and multipurpose structures designed to meet the special recreational, educational, vocational, and social needs of youth. See California Government Code 19871.2
  • Facsimile seal: means the reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the seal of the issuer, official or official body. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Facsimile signature: means the reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of a manual signature. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Facsimile signature: means the reproduction by engraving, imprinting, stamping, or other means of the manual signature of an authorized officer. See California Insurance Code 1050
  • Failure: means a discrepancy between the external results of the operation of any software or firmware in a remote accessible vote by mail system and the manufacturer's product requirements for that software or firmware or applicable law. See California Education Code 89919
  • Failure: means a discrepancy between the external results of the operation of any software or firmware in a voting system and the manufacturer's product requirements for that software or firmware or applicable law. See California Government Code 18938.5
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family Care Leave benefits: means benefits authorized by Section 19878. See California Government Code 19878
  • farm labor vehicle: is a ny motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of nine or more farmworkers, in addition to the driver, to or from a place of employment or employment-related activities. See California Education Code 8322
  • Farm operation: means any activity conducted solely or primarily for the production of one or more agricultural products or commodities, including timber, for sale or home use, and customarily producing these products or commodities in sufficient quantity to be capable of contributing materially to the operator's support. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Fault: means a step, process, or data definition in any software or firmware in a ballot marking system that is incorrect under the manufacturer's program specification or applicable law. See California Education Code 89919
  • Fault: means a step, process, or data definition in any software or firmware in a voting system that is incorrect under the manufacturer's program specification or applicable law. See California Government Code 18938.5
  • federal act: shall mean the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. See California Government Code 18800
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal election: means any presidential election, general election, primary election, or special election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting, nominating, or electing any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, presidential elector, Member of the United States Senate, or Member of the United States House of Representatives. See California Education Code 88103
  • federal pipeline standards: means the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U. See California Government Code 22777
  • federal pipeline standards: means the Federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U. See California Government Code 22796
  • 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 the charge required by a licensee (1) to obtain listings of residential real properties for tenancy or (2) to purchase any other product or service in order to obtain listings. See California Education Code 15739
  • Fee generating case: means a case or matter that, if undertaken on behalf of an indigent person 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 the opposing party. See California Government Code 25352
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • FGCS: means the Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee or its successor. See California Government Code 21073
  • FGCS: means the Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee or its successor. See California Government Code 21117
  • FGCS: means the Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee or its successor. See California Government Code 21154
  • FGCS: means the Federal Geodetic Control Subcommittee or its successor. See California Government Code 21165
  • FGDC: means the Federal Geographic Data Committee or its successor. See California Government Code 21073
  • FGDC: means Federal Geographic Data Committee or it successor. See California Government Code 21117
  • FGDC: means the Federal Geographic Data Committee or its successor. See California Government Code 21154
  • FGDC: means the Federal Geographic Data Committee or its successor. See California Government Code 21165
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: means personal representative, trustee, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact under a power of attorney, custodian under the California Uniform Transfer To Minors Act (Part 9 (commencing with Section 3900) of Division 4), or other legal representative subject to this code. See California Government Code 21268
  • Fiduciary: means an original, additional, or successor personal representative or trustee. See California Government Code 21385
  • Final budget: means the adopted budget adjusted by all revisions throughout the fiscal year as of June 30. See California Government Code 21419
  • Final judgment: means a judgment, arbitration award, or criminal restitution order for which appeals have been exhausted or for which the period for appeal has expired, enforcement of which is not barred by the order of any court or by any statutory provision, which has not been nullified or rendered void by any court order or statutory provision, and for which the claimant has not otherwise been fully reimbursed. See California Government Code 31471
  • final settlement pay: means pay or cash conversions of employee benefits that are in excess of compensation earnable, that are granted or awarded to a member in connection with, or in anticipation of, a separation from employment. See California Government Code 20636
  • 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 and compliance audit: means an audit that complies with the financial and compliance audit requirements of the Standards for Audit of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities and Functions published by the United States General Accounting Office. See California Government Code 53131
  • Financial institution: means a state or national bank, state or federal savings and loan association or credit union, or like organization. See California Government Code 21269
  • Financial intermediary: means a bank, broker, clearing corporation, or other person, or the nominee of any of them, which in the ordinary course of its business maintains registered public obligation accounts for its customers, when so acting. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Financial products: means long-term care insurance, life insurance, and annuities governed by the Insurance Code, or its successors. See California Government Code 25216.3
  • firefighter: shall be deemed to include a member of a fire department or fire service of the state, including the University of California, whether these members are volunteer, partly paid, or fully paid, excepting those whose principal duties are clerical, such as stenographers, telephone operators and other workers not engaged in fire-suppression or rescue operations or the protection or preservation of life or property. See California Government Code 19886
  • fireman: as used in this part , also includes persons employed in positions set forth in Sections 20414, 20423. See California Government Code 22013.7
  • 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 21419
  • Fishery: means both of the following:

    California Government Code 52008

  • Fishery products: includes fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and marine products for human consumption. See California Education Code 44832
  • 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).
  • Flood hazard zone: means an area subject to flooding that is delineated as either a special hazard area or an area of moderate hazard on an official flood insurance rate map issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. See California Health and Safety Code 4730.9
  • for hire: means that the entity providing transportation services is compensated for the transportation under contract or agreement. See California Education Code 8370
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign: means not organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Education Code 32032
  • Foreign insurer: means any life or health insurer or property and casualty insurer that is licensed to do business in this state but is not domiciled in this state. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation organized under the laws of a state of the United States other than this state that is engaged in a profession of a type for which there is authorization in the Business and Professions Code for the performance of professional services by a foreign professional corporation. See California Government Code 31891
  • 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
  • former testimony: means testimony given under oath in:

    California Government Code 20995

  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Free-flowing: means existing or flowing without artificial impoundment, diversion, or other modification of the river. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Freeway: is a highway in respect to which the owners of abutting lands have no right or easement of access to or from their abutting lands or in respect to which such owners have only limited or restricted right or easement of access. See California Education Code 8332.1
  • Frequent user coordinated care housing services: means housing combined with other supportive services for homeless persons identified by a city or county as the most costly, frequent users of publicly funded emergency services. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • from districts: shall mean election of members of the legislative body who are residents of the district from which they are elected by the voters of the entire city. See California Government Code 34871
  • Fuel oil: means any product offered for sale that is burned in a furnace or boiler for the generation of heat and meets the standards prescribed for fuel oil by this chapter. See California Government Code 53250
  • Full pay: means the gross base salary earnable by the employee and subject to retirement contribution if he had not vacated his position. See California Government Code 19870
  • Full pay: means the gross base salary earnable by the employee, and subject to retirement contribution on the date of the commencement of the employee's disability. See California Government Code 19878
  • Full pay: means the gross base pay earnable by the employee and subject to retirement contribution if he or she had not vacated his or her position. See California Education Code 89529.02
  • Functional plan: as used in this chapter , means an intermediate- or short-range plan for the operation of a discrete function of state government. See California Government Code 31454.1
  • Fund: means the California Wildlife, Coastal, and Park Land Conservation Fund of 1988 created pursuant to Section 5906. See California Government Code 20905
  • Fund: means the Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund created by Section 2280. See California Government Code 31471
  • Fund: means the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority Fund. See California Government Code 20097
  • Fund: means the Economic Recovery Fund created pursuant to Section 99060. See California Government Code 27288.2
  • Fund: means the Lake Tahoe Acquisitions Fund. See California Government Code 53075.5
  • Fund: means the Heritage Network Decal Fund created pursuant to Section 5066 of the Vehicle Code. See California Government Code 19851.1
  • Fund: means the State Urban Parks and Healthy Communities Fund. See California Government Code 19871.2
  • fund: means the State Parks and Recreation Fund. See California Government Code 19997.8
  • Fund: means the Baldwin Hills Conservancy Fund created pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 32574. See California Government Code 31527
  • Fund: means the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Fund of 2006. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Fund: means the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Fund, created by Section 80032. See California Government Code 18903
  • Fund: means the Voting Modernization Fund, created pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 19254. See California Government Code 19050.4
  • Funded debt: as used in this chapter , means all interest-bearing indebtedness of a corporation not maturing within one year of the date the indebtedness was incurred. See California Government Code 26290.2
  • garage: is a building or other place wherein the business of storing or safekeeping vehicles of a type required to be registered under this code and which belong to members of the general public is conducted for compensation. See California Education Code 8332.3
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Gas: means natural or manufactured gas, except propane, used for light, heat, or power. See California Government Code 22777
  • Gasoline: means a volatile mixture of liquid hydrocarbons, generally containing small amounts of additives, suitable for use as a fuel in a spark-ignition internal combustion engine. See California Government Code 53250
  • Gasoline-oxygenate blend: means a fuel consisting primarily of gasoline along with a substantial amount of one or more oxygenates that meets ASTM International Standard D4814. See California Government Code 53250
  • Gender: means sex, and includes a person's gender identity and gender expression. See California Government Code 19878.5
  • 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 19878.5
  • General district election: means an election held pursuant to the provisions of this part. See California Education Code 89005
  • General election: means either of the following:

    California Education Code 88104

  • 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 19878.5
  • Geotechnical report: means a report prepared by a certified engineering geologist or a civil engineer practicing within the area of his or her competence, which identifies seismic hazards and recommends mitigation measures to reduce the risk of seismic hazard to acceptable levels. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • gift: means a transfer of personal property made voluntarily and without consideration. See California Government Code 21540
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Gift instrument: means a record or records, including an institutional solicitation, under which property is granted to, transferred to, or held by an institution as an institutional fund. See California Government Code 21580
  • Governing board: means board of school trustees, community college board of trustees, and city, and city and county board of education. See California Education Code 78
  • Governing body: means the governing board, commission, city council, board of supervisors, board of directors or similar multimember body which exercises authority over a public body. See California Insurance Code 949
  • Governing body: as used in this chapter means the board of supervisors, city council, board of directors or other legislative or governing body which has the power to fix the annual tax or assessment levy for a public body. See California Insurance Code 1042
  • Governing body: means the board of directors of a district or agency or the board or body which governs the activities of the district or agency. See California Education Code 89005
  • Governing body: means the board, authority, trustees, director, commission, committee, secretary, or other policy making body that exercises authority over a state agency. See California Insurance Code 1063.5
  • Governmental investor: means the Treasurer, the Teachers' Retirement Board, and the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System. See California Insurance Code 1063.14
  • GPS: means Global Positioning System and includes other, similar space-based systems. See California Government Code 21117
  • GPS: means Global Positioning System and includes other, similar space-based systems. See California Government Code 21165
  • 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.
  • Green investments: means investments that emphasize renewable energy projects, economic development, and affordable housing focused on infill sites so as to reduce the degree of automobile dependency and promote the use and reuse of existing urbanized lands supplied with infrastructure for the purpose of accommodating new growth and jobs. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Green Party: means the Green Party of California. See California Government Code 19833
  • Greenhouse: means a structure covered with transparent or translucent materials for the purpose of admitting natural light and controlling the atmosphere for growing plants, including floricultural, ornamental, or other nursery and agricultural products. See California Education Code 19960
  • Gross operating revenue: as used in this chapter includes all revenue derived from the transportation of property having origin and destination within this state, where the revenue is derived from transportation performed under a permit issued by the commission. See California Government Code 22819
  • group or class of employment: means a number of employees considered together because they share similarities in job duties, work location, collective bargaining unit, or other logical work-related grouping. See California Government Code 20636
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Hazardous material: includes explosives and hazardous wastes or substances as defined by regulations adopted pursuant to Section 25141 of the Health and Safety Code and medical wastes, as defined in Section 117690 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Education Code 8332.6
  • Health benefits trust: means the California Association of Highway Patrolmen Health Benefits Trust, the Peace Officers Research Association of California Health Benefits Trust, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association Health Benefits Trust, or a self-funded plan administered by the board under this part. See California Government Code 22946
  • Health care: means any care, treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or otherwise affect a patient's physical or mental condition. See California Government Code 21428.1
  • Health care decision: means a decision regarding the patient's health care, including the following:

    California Government Code 21428.1

  • health care facility: means a facility, other than a facility licensed under Division 2 (commencing with Section 1200) of the Health and Safety Code, that is owned or operated by a health care service plan licensed pursuant to Chapter 2. See California Education Code 89260
  • Health care institution: means an institution, facility, or agency licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business. See California Government Code 21428.1
  • health care provider: includes , but is not limited to, the following:

    California Government Code 21493

  • hearing: means the hearing at which a question under this code arises, and not some earlier or later hearing. See California Education Code 17532
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Heir: means any person, including the surviving spouse, who is entitled to take property of the decedent by intestate succession under this code. See California Government Code 21291
  • High-impact investments: means investments that are innovative, responsive to community needs, not routinely provided by insurers, or have a high degree of positive impact on the economic welfare of low- or moderate-income individuals, families, or communities in urban or rural areas of California. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • High-speed rail: means intercity passenger rail service that utilizes an alignment and technology that makes it capable of sustained speeds of 200 miles per hour or greater. See California Government Code 22751
  • Highway: is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See California Education Code 8332.7
  • highway: includes bridges, culverts, curbs, drains, and all works incidental to highway construction, improvement, and maintenance. See California Education Code 7056
  • holder of the privilege: means :

    California Government Code 21369.2

  • holder of the privilege: means :

    California Government Code 21412

  • holder of the privilege: means :

    California Government Code 21420

  • holder of the privilege: means the victim when he or she has no guardian or conservator, or a guardian or conservator of the victim when the victim has a guardian or conservator. See California Government Code 21428.1
  • holder of the privilege: means :

    California Government Code 21313

  • holder of the privilege: means :

    California Government Code 21357

  • Hours of darkness: means the period that commences 30 minutes after sunset and ends 30 minutes before sunrise. See California Government Code 25701
  • Housing accommodation: means any building, structure, or portion thereof that is occupied as, or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families and any vacant land that is offered for sale or lease for the construction thereon of any building, structure, or portion thereof intended to be so occupied. See California Government Code 19880.1
  • human trafficking caseworker: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 21428.1

  • Immediate environments: means the land immediately adjacent to the segments of the rivers designated in Section 5093. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Immediate family member: means a spouse, child, in-law, parent, or sibling. See California Education Code 90062
  • Immediate vicinity: means the area within a distance of 100 feet from the room or rooms in which the voters are signing the roster and casting ballots. See California Government Code 18656
  • Impaired insurer: means a member insurer which, after the effective date of this article, is not an insolvent insurer, and is placed under an order of rehabilitation or conservation by a court of competent jurisdiction. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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.
  • improve: means reconstruct, replace, extend, repair, better, equip, develop, embellish, or otherwise improve. See California Government Code 31706
  • improvement: includes a public park, urban open-space lands, playground, or library. See California Government Code 20500
  • 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 this state: has the meaning specified in Section 25008 of the Corporations Code. See California Insurance Code 1011
  • 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
  • Indenture: means an agreement entered into by the board pursuant to which revenue bonds are issued, regardless of whether the agreement is expressed in the form of a resolution of the board or by other instrument. See California Education Code 90011
  • Independent public accountants: means a certified public accountant, or a public accountant who is licensed by the California Board of Accountancy who holds a valid permit to practice accountancy. See California Government Code 53131
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • individual: includes every natural person, domestic or foreign private corporation, nonprofit corporation, unincorporated association, company, partnership of whatever kind, syndicate, joint stock company, trustee, protective committee, depositors' league, and other similar organization however described. See California Government Code 31876
  • Individual Tribal Casino Accounts: means an account for each individual tribe that has paid money into the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. See California Government Code 19856
  • individual with a disability: means any individual who has a physical or mental disability as defined in Section 12926. See California Government Code 19231
  • Industrial disability leave: means temporary disability as defined in Divisions 4 (commencing with Section 3201) and 4. See California Government Code 19870
  • Industrial disability leave: means temporary disability as defined in Divisions 4 (commencing with Section 3200) and 4. See California Education Code 89529.02
  • Information: means data, text, images, videos, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases, or other items with like characteristics. See California Government Code 21385
  • Inhabited territory: means territory within which there reside 12 or more registered voters. See California Government Code 25210.2
  • initiative: means the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine established in Section 65057. See California Government Code 31470.6
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insolvency: means either of the following:

    California Insurance Code 985

  • Insolvent insurer: means an insurer that was a member insurer of the association, consistent with paragraph (11) of subdivision (c), either at the time the policy was issued or when the insured event occurred, and against which an order of liquidation with a finding of insolvency has been entered by a court of competent jurisdiction, or, in the case of the State Compensation Insurance Fund, if a finding of insolvency is made by a duly enacted legislative measure. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • Insolvent insurer: means a member insurer that, after October 1, 1990, is placed under an order of liquidation by a court of competent jurisdiction with a finding of insolvency. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Inspector: means the supervisor of the precinct board of which he or she is a member. See California Education Code 88104.5
  • Institution: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 21580

  • Institutional fund: means a fund held by an institution exclusively for charitable purposes. See California Government Code 21580
  • 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
  • Instrument: means a will, trust, deed, or other writing that designates a beneficiary or makes a donative transfer of property. See California Government Code 21291.5
  • Instrument of payment: means a check, draft, warrant, or order for the payment, delivery, or transfer of funds. See California Insurance Code 1050
  • Insurance agent: means a person authorized, by and on behalf of an insurer, to transact all classes of insurance other than life, disability, or health insurance, on behalf of an admitted insurance company. See California Education Code 32041
  • Insurance broker: means a person who, for compensation and on behalf of another person, transacts insurance other than life, disability, or health with, but not on behalf of, an insurer. See California Education Code 32060
  • Insurance solicitor: means a natural person employed to aid a property and casualty broker-agent acting as an insurance agent or insurance broker in transacting insurance other than life, disability, or health. See California Education Code 32062
  • Insurer: means any person, firm, association, or corporation duly licensed as an insurer and operating under a certificate of authority in this state. See California Insurance Code 769.81
  • Insurer: as used in this article includes insurance corporations and insurer organizations of every type and reciprocal or interinsurance exchanges and the incorporated attorney in fact of a reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, which corporate attorney in fact is either organized under the laws of or has its home office and principal place of business in this State. See California Insurance Code 688.5
  • Insurer: means an admitted insurer as defined in Section 24, including the State Compensation Insurance Fund, or a domestic fraternal benefit society as defined in Section 10990. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Insurer: means and includes every person engaged as indemnitor, surety, or contractor in the business of entering into contracts of life or disability insurance or of annuities. See California Insurance Code 1077
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intentionally wrongful conduct: means conduct intended to injure another person or property. See California Government Code 53156
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • interested person: includes any of the following:

    California Government Code 21293

  • internal 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 19889.2
  • Interpretation: includes , but is not limited to, a visitor serving amenity that educates and communicates the significance and value of natural, historical, and cultural resources in a way that increases the understanding and enjoyment of these resources and that may utilize the expertise of a naturalist or other specialist skilled at educational interpretation. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Interpretation: includes , but is not limited to, a visitor-serving amenity that enhances the ability to understand and appreciate the significance and value of natural, historical, and cultural resources and that may utilize educational materials in multiple languages, digital information, and the expertise of a naturalist or other skilled specialist. See California Government Code 18903
  • 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.
  • Investment: means a lawful equity or debt investment, or loan, or deposit obligation, or other investment or investment transaction allowed by the Insurance Code. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • IOLTA account: means an account or investment product established and maintained pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 6211 that is any of the following:

    California Government Code 25352

  • Issuer: means a public entity which issues an obligation. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • issuer: means a nonprofit corporation, a joint powers authority or a parking authority. See California Insurance Code 941
  • Issuer: has the meaning specified in Section 25010 of the Corporations Code. See California Insurance Code 1011
  • issuing body: means the State, any subdivision thereof, municipality, public corporation, or district. See California Insurance Code 1033
  • ITRF: means International Terrestrial Reference Frame as defined by the International Earth Rotation Service. See California Government Code 21117
  • 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 contract: means a contract with the board as set forth in subdivision (a). See California Government Code 20460.1
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • joint powers authority: means any entity defined in Section 6542. See California Insurance Code 940
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • 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.
  • Judgment: means the criminal restitution order. See California Government Code 53192.5
  • Judgment debtor: means a corporation or agent against which a judgment, arbitration award, or criminal restitution order has been entered for conduct constituting intentional fraud. See California Government Code 31471
  • Judgment debtor: means any defendant who is the subject of the criminal restitution order. See California Government Code 53192.5
  • Judicial office: means the office filled by any judicial officer. See California Education Code 88105
  • Judicial officer: means any Justice of the Supreme Court, justice of a court of appeal, or judge of the superior court. See California Education Code 88106
  • jurisdiction: means a city, city and county, or county. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Kerosene: means a fuel offered for sale that meets the standards for kerosene prescribed in this chapter. See California Government Code 53250
  • Knowingly: means that a person, with respect to an offer or sale of a security constituting a fractional interest in a lease, installment sale, or other obligation of a local agency, does any of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1011

  • Labor organization: means any organization of any kind, or any agency or employee representation committee or plan, in which employees participate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions or work. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • Land use regulation: means the regulation by any state or local governmental entity, agency, or official of any activities that take place other than directly on the waters of the segments of the rivers designated in Section 5093. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Landowner voting district: means a district whose principal act requires an elector to be an owner of land located within the district. See California Education Code 89005
  • Landscape architect: means a person who holds a license to practice landscape architecture in this state under the authority of this chapter. See California Government Code 26421
  • Language acquisition programs: refers to educational programs designed to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and as effectively as possible, and that provide instruction to pupils on the state-adopted academic content standards, including the English language development standards. See California Education Code 306
  • Latent power: means any service or facility authorized by Article 4 (commencing with Section 25213) that the local agency formation commission has determined, pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 56425, that the county service area was not authorized to provide prior to January 1, 2009. See California Government Code 25210.2
  • law: includes the charter of any local agency. See California Government Code 31704
  • Law: includes constitutional, statutory, and decisional law. See California Education Code 17534
  • law practice: means (a) a law practice conducted by an individual. See California Government Code 25350.60 v2
  • 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: means a licensee of the State Bar or a person who is admitted and in good standing and eligible to practice before the bar of any United States court or the highest court of the District of Columbia or any state, territory, or insular possession of the United States, or licensed to practice law in, or is admitted in good standing and eligible to practice before the bar of the highest court of, a foreign country or any political subdivision thereof, and includes any agent of the lawyer or law firm or law corporation doing business in the state. See California Government Code 25216.3
  • Lawyer: means a licensee of the State Bar or a person who is admitted in good standing and eligible to practice before the bar of any United States court or the highest court of the District of Columbia or any state, territory, or insular possession of the United States, or is licensed to practice law in, or is admitted in good standing and eligible to practice before the bar of the highest court of, a foreign country or any political subdivision thereof, and includes any agent of the lawyer, law firm, or law corporation doing business in the state. See California Government Code 25842
  • lawyer: means a person authorized, or reasonably believed by the client to be authorized, to practice law in any state or nation. See California Government Code 21310.5
  • Layoff: means separation from a position for lack of funds or lack of work. See California Education Code 89530
  • Lead agency: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • 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 19592.2
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal material: means all of the following, whether or not in effect:

    California Government Code 10291

  • Legal owner: means a person holding a security interest in any collateral where the collateral is subject to a security agreement, a lien against any collateral, an assignment or a repossession order, or an interest in any collateral that is subject to a lease agreement. See California Government Code 50263
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • legislative body: means the board of supervisors in the case of a county or a city and county, the city council or board of trustees in the case of a city, and the board of directors or other governing body in the case of a district or other public agency, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 53000
  • Legislative body: as used in this division , means board of supervisors in the case of a county or city and county, and city council or board of trustees in the case of a city, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 50002
  • legislative body: shall include the governing body of any district or other public corporation authorized by law to construct such public improvements. See California Government Code 19632
  • Legislative body: means the governing body or board of the state or local government. See California Insurance Code 985.5
  • Legislative body: means any or all of the following:

    California Education Code 89305.1

  • Legislative body: means the board of supervisors or its chairman in the case of the county, or the city council or the mayor in the case of a city. See California Government Code 31685.9
  • Legislative body: means the board of supervisors in the case of a county or a city and county, the city council or board of trustees in the case of a city, and the board of directors or other governing body in the case of a district. See California Government Code 31691
  • legislative body: means :

    California Government Code 32003

  • legislative body: means board of trustees, city council, or other governing body of a city. See California Government Code 16367.71
  • Legislative body: means the board of supervisors of a county or city, or the governing board, by whatever name called, of a school district, district, municipal corporation, political subdivision, public corporation, or other public agency of the state. See California Government Code 53200
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Lessee: means a school district or county superintendent of schools to whom the board has leased a portable classroom pursuant to this chapter. See California Education Code 17087
  • license: includes certificate or permit. See California Education Code 92032
  • license: includes certificate or permit. See California Education Code 92032
  • Licensed adjuster: means a person licensed by the bureau for adjusting lamps in licensed lamp adjusting stations or for adjusting brakes in licensed brake adjusting stations. See California Government Code 26299.064
  • licensed clinic: means a clinic licensed pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Education Code 89260
  • licensed health care facility: means a facility licensed pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 1250) of Chapter 2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code or a facility, as defined in Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code, operated by a health care service plan licensed pursuant to Chapter 2. See California Education Code 89260
  • licensed home health agency: means a private or public organization licensed by the State Department of Public Health pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 1725) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, as further defined in Section 1727 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Education Code 89260
  • Licensed person: means any natural person who is duly licensed under the provisions of the Business and Professions Code, the Chiropractic Act, or the Osteopathic Act to render the same professional services as are or will be rendered by the professional corporation or foreign professional corporation of which he or she is, or intends to become, an officer, director, shareholder, or employee. See California Government Code 31891
  • Licensed station: means a station licensed by the bureau pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 26299.064
  • Licensee: means a person licensed to conduct a prepaid rental listing service or a person engaged in the business of a prepaid rental listing service under a real estate broker license. See California Education Code 15739
  • licensee: means an insurer, agent, broker, or any other person who is required to be licensed by the department. See California Education Code 32080
  • Licensee: means any person who offers, originates, or makes a deferred deposit transaction, who arranges a deferred deposit transaction for a deferred deposit originator, who acts as an agent for a deferred deposit originator, or who assists a deferred deposit originator in the origination of a deferred deposit transaction. See California Health and Safety Code 114157
  • Licensee: means a licensee in good standing of the State Bar and includes any agent of the licensee and any law firm or law corporation doing business in the State of California. See California Government Code 25842
  • Licensee: means an individual, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation licensed under this chapter as a repossession agency. See California Government Code 50263
  • Licentiate: means any person authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600. See California Education Code 17331
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Life or health insurer: means any admitted insurer issuing insurance subject to Part 2 (commencing with Section 10110) of Division 2, or a licensed property and casualty insurer writing only disability insurance. See California Insurance Code 739
  • limit line: is a solid white line not less than 12 nor more than 24 inches wide, extending across a roadway or any portion thereof to indicate the point at which traffic is required to stop in compliance with legal requirements. See California Education Code 8347
  • listing: as used in this part includes, but is not limited to:

    California Government Code 53185

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local agency: means a city, county, city and county, school district, special district, public corporation, or other public entity of this state. See California Insurance Code 1011
  • Local agency: means a county or city, whether chartered or general law. See California Government Code 31685.9
  • Local agency: means any county, city, city and county, or public district which provides or has authority to provide or perform municipal services or functions. See California Government Code 31691
  • Local agency: means county, city, or any public district empowered to distribute water or engage in flood control. See California Government Code 31701
  • local agency: means a county, city, whether general law or chartered, city and county, town, school district, municipal corporation, district, political subdivision, or any board, commission or agency thereof, or other local public agency. See California Government Code 32002
  • local agency: means public agency. See California Government Code 53020
  • Local agency: means an agency of the state for the local performance of governmental or proprietary function within limited boundaries. See California Government Code 53090
  • Local agency: means a city, county, city and county, special district, joint-powers agency, public corporation, nonprofit corporation, or any other agency that is eligible to receive federal block grant funds. See California Government Code 53131
  • local agency: means any city, county, city and county, district, or other subdivision of the state, or any independent instrumentality thereof. See California Government Code 19810
  • Local agency: means a county, city, school district, district, municipal corporation, political subdivision, public corporation, or other public agency of the state. See California Government Code 53200
  • local agency: means a county, city, public district, joint powers agency, or any public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53212
  • Local agency: as used in this article means a city, city and county, district, school district, municipal or public corporation, political subdivision, or other public agency of the State, or any instrumentality of one or more of any such agencies. See California Government Code 53215
  • local agency: means any county, city, city and county, including any charter county, city, or city and county, and any district, school district, municipal or public corporation, political subdivision, or public agency of the state, or any instrumentality of one or more of any such agencies. See California Government Code 53247
  • Local agency: means city, county, or district. See California Government Code 53290
  • Local agency: means any county, city, city and county, including any charter county, city, or city and county, and any district, school district, community college district, municipal or public corporation, political subdivision, or public agency of the state, or any instrumentality of any one or more of these agencies. See California Government Code 53296
  • local agency formation commission: means a local agency formation commission that operates in the county pursuant to the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000, Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000) of Title 5. See California Government Code 25210.2
  • Local authorities: means the legislative body of every county or municipality having authority to adopt local police regulations. See California Education Code 8347.3
  • Local coastal program: means any program created under Section 30108. See California Government Code 20905
  • Local conservation corps: means a program operated by a public agency or nonprofit organization that meets the requirements of Section 14406. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Local election: is a municipal, county, or district election. See California Education Code 88107
  • Local enforcement agency: means the city, county, or city and county which has assumed the responsibility for the enforcement of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 18300) of Part 2. See California Government Code 22777
  • Local enforcement agency: means the city, county, or city and county that has assumed the responsibility for the enforcement of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 18300) of Part 2. See California Government Code 22796
  • Local government: means any city, city and county, county, public district, public corporation, authority, agency, board, commission, or other public entity. See California Insurance Code 995.4
  • Local government: means any city, county, city and county, or any district, as defined in Section 5902 or in Division 26 (commencing with Section 35100), or any joint powers authority made up of one or more of those entities or those entities and departments. See California Government Code 31682
  • local jurisdiction: means any city, county, or special district. See California Government Code 19856
  • Location: means the place, other than the main or branch office of a real estate broker, where a prepaid rental listing service business is conducted. See California Education Code 15739
  • Long Beach Civic Center: means the area bounded by Broadway, Pacific Avenue, Ocean Boulevard, and Magnolia Avenue, containing approximately 14. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • loss payee: shall include , but not be limited to, any mortgagee of the insured real property. See California Insurance Code 572
  • Lubricant: means a lubricating oil or other substance that reduces friction and wear between moving parts within an engine and other motor vehicle components. See California Government Code 53250
  • Lubricating oil: means motor oil, engine lubricant, engine oil, lubricating axle oil, gear oil, or manual transmission fluid. See California Government Code 53250
  • maintenance: includes any of the following:

    California Education Code 8070

  • Mammal: means a wild or feral mammal or part of a wild or feral animal, but not a wild, feral, or undomesticated burro. See California Government Code 51934
  • Manager: means any employee having significant responsibilities for formulating or administering local agency or departmental policies and programs or administering the local agency or a department. See California Government Code 53296
  • Mandatory Control Level RBC: means the product of . See California Insurance Code 739
  • Manufacturer: means manufacturer, refiner, producer, or importer. See California Government Code 53250
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • master plan: means the plan for construction, furnishing, acquisition, maintenance, and operation of adult and juvenile detention facilities and courthouse facilities, and structures necessary or convenient to those facilities. See California Government Code 26295.12
  • mayor: includes president of the legislative body. See California Government Code 16368
  • Measure: means any constitutional amendment or other proposition submitted to a popular vote at any election. See California Education Code 88108
  • Medical condition: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 19878.5

  • Medical director: means a physician and surgeon who is a member of a health care facility's active medical staff and who is knowledgeable in respiratory care. See California Education Code 88066
  • Meeting: includes any congregation of a majority of the membership of a legislative body at the same time and place to hear, discuss, or deliberate upon any item that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body to which it pertains. See California Education Code 89305.1
  • meeting: means any congregation of a majority of the members of a legislative body at the same time and location, including teleconference location as permitted by Section 54953, to hear, discuss, deliberate, or take action on any item that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body. See California Government Code 32021
  • Member: includes members of associations without capital stock and holders of common stock in associations organized with shares of stock. See California Education Code 44832
  • Member insurer: means an insurer required to be a member of the association in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 1063, except and to the extent that the insurer is participating in an insolvency program adopted by the United States government. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • Member insurer: means any insurer licensed or which holds a certificate of authority to transact in this state any kind of insurance for which coverage is provided under Section 1067. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • member of the clergy: means a priest, minister, religious practitioner, or similar functionary of a church or of a religious denomination or religious organization. See California Government Code 21404
  • Members of the personnel of record: as used in this chapter means every person listed in the records of the registrar as then associated with a licensee. See California Government Code 27321.5
  • Membership certificate: as used in this part , means a document evidencing a proprietary interest in a corporation. See California Corporations Code 12240
  • Mental disability: includes , but is not limited to, all of the following:

    California Government Code 19878.5

  • Military and veteran 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 19878.5
  • Military or overseas voter: means an elector absent from the county in which he or she is otherwise eligible to vote who is any of the following:

    California Education Code 88076

  • milk plant: as used in this article , means any place, structure, or building where a handler receives market milk and weighs, tests, standardizes, pasteurizes, homogenizes, separates, bottles or packages such milk. See California Education Code 89762
  • Minimum management requirements: means the minimum wilderness management actions that are necessary to administer a wilderness area for the purpose of this chapter. See California Government Code 19991.1
  • Minimum tool: means the least intrusive tool, equipment, device, regulation, action, or practice that will achieve the minimum management requirements. See California Government Code 19991.1
  • missing person: means a person who is presumed to be dead under Section 12401. See California Government Code 21552
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Mitigation: means those measures that are consistent with established practice and that will reduce seismic risk to acceptable levels. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • Moderate-income: means an individual income that is at least 50 percent but less than 80 percent of the AMI, or a median family income that is at least 50 percent but less than 80 percent of the AMI in the case of a geographical area. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • 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 19889.2
  • Mortgage: includes a trust deed, "mortgagor" includes a trustor under such trust deed, "mortgagee" includes a beneficiary under such trust deed, or a trustee exercising powers or performing duties granted to or imposed upon him thereunder, and "lien" in respect to real or personal property includes a charge or incumbrance arising out of a trust deed. See California Education Code 32034
  • Mortgage: means classes of liens that are commonly given to secure advances on, or the unpaid purchase price of, real property, together with the credit instruments, if any, secured thereby. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • 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.
  • Motor oil: means an oil that reduces friction and wear between the moving parts within an internal combustion engine and also serves as a coolant. See California Government Code 53250
  • motor oil: means any product used to lubricate the moving parts of an internal combustion engine. See California Government Code 53315.8
  • motor oil dealer: means any person, firm, or corporation engaged in the business of producing, packaging, or otherwise preparing motor oil for market, or selling or distributing motor oil. See California Government Code 53315.8
  • motor vehicle: includes a recreational vehicle as that term is defined in subdivision (a) of Section 18010 of the Health and Safety Code, but does not include a truck camper. See California Education Code 8360
  • Motor vehicle fuel: means "engine fuel" when that term is used in this chapter. See California Government Code 53250
  • motor-driven cycle: is a ny motorcycle with a motor that displaces less than 150 cubic centimeters. See California Education Code 8356.1
  • motorcycle: is a motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground. See California Education Code 8356
  • motorized scooter: is a ny two-wheeled device that has handlebars, has a floorboard that is designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by an electric motor. See California Education Code 8358.5
  • motortruck: is a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property. See California Education Code 8359.1
  • mountainous lands: means all lands, irrespective of their angle of slope or other natural or manmade terrain features, within the territory of the conservancy that lie above the floor of the Coachella Valley, if there is no alluvial fan, or that lie above any alluvial fan extending onto the valley floor, as more specifically set forth in that certain map entitled "Coachella Valley Mountainous Lands Map" and dated ____ __, 1999, and placed on file with the Secretary of State, which map is hereby incorporated in this subdivision by this reference. See California Government Code 31646
  • multicounty designated transportation planning agency: means the Southern California Association of Governments. See California Government Code 20222
  • Multiple employer welfare arrangement: as used in this article has the same meaning as that contained in Section 1002(40)(A) of Title 29 of the United States Code. See California Insurance Code 742.21
  • Municipal election: means elections in general law cities and where applicable in chartered cities. See California Education Code 88109
  • Municipal services or functions: includes , but is not limited to, firefighting, police, ambulance, utility services, and the improvement, maintenance, repair, and operation of streets and highways. See California Government Code 31691
  • Mutual capital certificate: has the meaning given that term in Section 5111 of the Financial Code. See California Government Code 21256
  • NAIC: means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. See California Insurance Code 739
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • National emergency: as used in this part means any period in which the United States is at war prior to the declaration by the Governor of a state military emergency. See California Government Code 18540.1
  • natural community conservation lands: means all lands within the territory of the conservancy, the preservation of which is necessary to implement a natural community conservation plan that has been approved by the Department of Fish and Game pursuant to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 2800) of Division 3 of the Fish and Game Code. See California Government Code 31646
  • Natural lands: means an area of relatively undeveloped land which (1) has substantially retained its characteristics as provided by nature or has been substantially restored, or which can be feasibly restored, to a near-natural condition, and which has outstanding wildlife, scenic, open-space, or park resources, or a combination thereof, or (2) meets the definition of open-space land in Section 65560 of the Government Code. See California Government Code 20905
  • Natural region: means a distinct physiographic province having similar geologic history, structures, and land forms. See California Government Code 20019
  • Negative trend: means , with respect to a life or health insurer, a negative trend over a period of time, as determined in accordance with the "Trend Test Calculation" included in the RBC Instructions defined in subdivision (i). See California Insurance Code 739
  • negotiable paper: means bank checks and drafts and express and post-office money orders. See California Insurance Code 718
  • New citizen: means any person who meets all requirements of an elector of, and has established residency in, the state, except that he or she will become a United States citizen after the 15th day prior to an election. See California Education Code 88110
  • new law: means this division of the Corporations Code as amended by act of the California Legislature, 1975-76 Regular Session, effective January 1, 1977, and as in effect on that date. See California Government Code 31484
  • New motor vehicle dealer: is a dealer, as defined in Section 285, who, in addition to the requirements of that section, either acquires for resale new and unregistered motor vehicles from manufacturers or distributors of those motor vehicles or acquires for resale new off-highway motorcycles, or all-terrain vehicles from manufacturers or distributors of the vehicles. See California Education Code 8360.2
  • New resident: means a person who meets all requirements of an elector of the State of California except that his or her residency was established subsequent to the 15th day prior to the election. See California Education Code 88111
  • NGS: means the National Geodetic Survey or its successor. See California Government Code 21073
  • NGS: means National Geodetic Survey or its successor. See California Government Code 21117
  • NGS: means National Geodetic Survey or its successor. See California Government Code 21154
  • NGS: means National Geodetic Survey or its successor. See California Government Code 21165
  • No contest clause: means a provision in an otherwise valid instrument that, if enforced, would penalize a beneficiary for filing a pleading in any court. See California Government Code 21351
  • 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.
  • Nominate: means the selection, at a state-conducted primary election, of candidates who are entitled by law to participate in the general election for that office, but does not mean any other lawful mechanism that a political party may adopt for the purposes of choosing the candidate who is preferred by the party for a nonpartisan or voter-nominated office. See California Education Code 88112
  • Nomination documents: means declaration of candidacy and nomination papers. See California Education Code 88113
  • Nonmember: as used in this article , means the spouse or former spouse, or child or other dependent as ordered by the court, of a member, who as a result of petitioning the court for the division of community property, has been awarded a distinct and separate account reflecting specific credited service and accumulated contributions. See California Government Code 31685.1
  • Nonmember: as used in this article , means the spouse or former spouse of a member, who as a result of petitioning the court for the division of community property, has been awarded a distinct and separate account reflecting specific credited service and accumulated contributions. See California Government Code 21291
  • Nonpartisan office: means an office, except for a voter-nominated office, for which no party may nominate a candidate. See California Education Code 88114
  • Nonprofit organization: means any charitable organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code, which has among its primary purposes the conservation and preservation of wetlands or of lands predominantly in their natural, scenic, historical, agricultural, forested, or open-space condition. See California Government Code 20905
  • Nonprofit organization: means an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Government Code 31516
  • Nonprofit organization: means an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Government Code 31527
  • nonprofit organization: means any nonprofit entity qualified to do business in California, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code, and that has among its primary purposes the preservation, protection, or enhancement of land or water resources in their natural, scenic, historical, agricultural, forested, or open-space condition or use, or the provision of conservation and environmental education and other recreational, vocational, and educational services to youth. See California Government Code 20037.8
  • Nonprofit organization: means any nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in California, and qualified under Section 501?(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Nonprofit organization: means a nonprofit corporation qualified to do business in California and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See California Government Code 18903
  • Nonvisual: means synthesized speech, braille, and other output methods that do not require sight. See California Government Code 18979
  • Notice: includes all papers and orders required to be served in any proceedings before any court, board, or officer, or when required by law to be served independently of such proceeding. See California Government Code 26660
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 25020
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 17324
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 88115
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 17493
  • Oath: includes affirmation or declaration under penalty of perjury. See California Education Code 17535
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 18558
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 19423
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: means an agreement of a public entity to pay principal and any interest thereon, whether in the form of a contract to repay borrowed money, a lease, an installment purchase agreement, or otherwise, and includes a share, participation, or other interest in any such agreement. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Office: means the premises of a depository institution where retail deposits are accepted from the public. See California Insurance Code 760
  • Office: as used in this chapter means the Office of Planning and Research. See California Government Code 31454
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 31493
  • Office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 21231
  • Officer: means any appointed member of a local board, commission, or other governing body who supervises or is responsible for the work of one or more local agency employers. See California Government Code 53296
  • 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 21538
  • Official actions: means the actions by statute, order, ordinance, resolution, contract, or other authorized means by which the issuer provides for issuance of a registered public obligation. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Official census: as used in this chapter , means any decennial or special federal census, or an official estimate of the State Department of Finance. See California Government Code 31472.1
  • Official or official body: means the officer or board that is empowered under the laws of this state to provide for original issuance of an obligation of the issuer, by defining the obligation and its terms, conditions, and other incidents, the successor or successors of any such official or official body, and such other person or group or persons as shall be assigned duties of such official or official body with respect to a registered public obligation under applicable law from time to time. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • 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
  • official traffic control device: is a ny sign, signal, marking, or device, consistent with Section 21400, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic, but does not include islands, curbs, traffic barriers, speed humps, speed bumps, or other roadway design features. See California Education Code 8365
  • official traffic control signal: is a ny device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and proceed and which is erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction. See California Education Code 8365.5
  • oil sump: is a ny open depression or basin in the ground, whether manmade or natural, which contains oil or a combination of oil and water. See California Government Code 32052
  • 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 military and veteran status. See California Government Code 19878.5
  • Online tool: means an electronic service provided by a custodian that allows the user, in an agreement distinct from the terms-of-service agreement between the custodian and user, to provide directions for disclosure or nondisclosure of digital assets to a third person. See California Government Code 21385
  • Open educational resources: include , but are not limited to, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. See California Government Code 31625.1
  • 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
  • operating entity: means the entity owning the park land and the facilities thereon. See California Government Code 20032
  • Operator: means any bank, savings association, credit union, industrial loan company, savings bank, or other business entity, or any person who operates an automated teller machine. See California Government Code 25701
  • Operator: is a mobilehome park owner or operator who maintains and operates a master-metered natural gas distribution system. See California Government Code 22777
  • Operator: means the owner of the mobilehome park or the distribution system, or the designated responsible employee, manager, or legal representative. See California Government Code 22796
  • Optical products: means prescription and nonprescription eyewear. See California Government Code 26297
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • order: means declaration, proclamation, or order of any officer or court having jurisdiction to make the declaration, proclamation, or order. See California Insurance Code 1033.5
  • Original: means the writing itself or any counterpart intended to have the same effect by a person executing or issuing it. See California Education Code 17582
  • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
  • Out-of-state emergency worker: means a voter who is officially engaged in responding to the proclamation of an out-of-state emergency and whose vocation has been identified in an executive order relating to the state of emergency. See California Education Code 88120
  • 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.
  • outstanding: when used as of any particular time with reference to bonds issued by the commission, means all bonds theretofore and thereupon being authenticated and delivered by an authenticating agent duly appointed by the commission or its authorized designee except:

    California Government Code 26295.14

  • owner: is a person having all the incidents of ownership, including the legal title of a vehicle whether or not such person lends, rents, or creates a security interest in the vehicle. See California Education Code 8368
  • Owner: means the person, corporation, or partnership that holds fee simple title to real property, or its agent, or the head of the public agency or subordinate employee of the public agency to whom that authority is delegated, who is responsible for administering publicly owned land and who has presented satisfactory evidence of his or her legal right to represent the interests of the subject land. See California Government Code 20019
  • Paper cast vote record: means an auditable document that corresponds to the selection made on the voter's ballot and lists the contests on the ballot and the voter's selections for those contests. See California Education Code 88086
  • Parallel monitoring: means the testing of a randomly selected sampling of voting equipment on election day designed to simulate actual election conditions to confirm that the system is registering votes accurately. See California Government Code 19061
  • parcel: includes lot. See California Government Code 19607
  • Parent: means any individual entitled to take as a parent under this code by intestate succession from the child whose relationship is involved. See California Government Code 21296
  • parent: means :

    California Government Code 31844

  • parent: means the father or mother of the deceased member who at the time of the death of such member was not less than 62 years of age and was receiving not less than one-half of his or her support from the member, and who has not remarried since the member's death. See California Government Code 31855.4
  • Park: means a tract of land with outstanding scenic, natural, open-space, or recreational values, set apart to conserve natural, scenic, cultural, or ecological resources for present and future generations, and to be used by the public as a place for rest, recreation, education, exercise, inspiration, or enjoyment. See California Government Code 20905
  • Parkfield characteristic earthquake: means an earthquake that has, among other qualities, a magnitude between 5. See California Government Code 31490.6
  • Parkfield prototype earthquake prediction system: means a dense cluster of instruments along the Parkfield section of the San Andreas fault which monitors earthquake activity, local distortion of the Earth's crust, strain levels, creep adjustments along the fault, and other phenomena which may be useful in making a short-term earthquake prediction. See California Government Code 31490.6
  • parking authority: means any entity created pursuant to Division 18 (commencing with Section 31500) of the Streets and Highways Code. See California Insurance Code 940.1
  • Parkway: means the San Joaquin River Parkway, as described in Section 32510. See California Government Code 31516
  • Partially self-funded: means a multiple employer welfare arrangement that undertook at all times and for a continuous period of five years to reimburse health benefit costs incurred by covered persons pursuant to the benefits and coverages provided by their plan exclusively from plan assets, provided, however, that these benefits are reimbursable to the multiple employer welfare arrangement by stop loss insurance only to the extent that the benefits exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per claim. See California Insurance Code 742.215
  • Participant: means an employee, annuitant, or family member who is a member of a health benefits trust and who is injured by, or due to the actions or inactions of, a third person, and includes any other person to whom a claim accrues by reason of the injury or death of the employee, annuitant, or family member. See California Government Code 22946
  • Participating party: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 20097

  • 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: means a political party or organization that has qualified for participation in any primary or presidential general election. See California Education Code 88122
  • party-nominated office: means any of the following offices:

    California Education Code 88121

  • Patient: means an adult who does not have a conservator of the person and for whom a health care decision needs to be made. See California Government Code 21428.1
  • patient: means a person who consults a physician or submits to an examination by a physician for the purpose of securing a diagnosis or preventive, palliative, or curative treatment of his physical or mental or emotional condition. See California Government Code 21355
  • patient: means a person who consults a psychotherapist or submits to an examination by a psychotherapist for the purpose of securing a diagnosis or preventive, palliative, or curative treatment of his mental or emotional condition or who submits to an examination of his mental or emotional condition for the purpose of scientific research on mental or emotional problems. See California Government Code 21369
  • Payrate: means the normal monthly rate of pay or base pay of the member paid in cash to similarly situated members of the same group or class of employment for services rendered on a full-time basis during normal working hours, pursuant to publicly available pay schedules. See California Government Code 20636
  • Pedestrian: includes a person who is operating a self-propelled wheelchair, motorized tricycle, or motorized quadricycle and, by reason of physical disability, is otherwise unable to move about as a pedestrian, as specified in subdivision (a). See California Education Code 8401.5
  • penitent: means a person who has made a penitential communication to a member of the clergy. See California Government Code 21405
  • penitential communication: means a communication made in confidence, in the presence of no third person so far as the penitent is aware, to a member of the clergy who, in the course of the discipline or practice of the clergy member's church, denomination, or organization, is authorized or accustomed to hear those communications and, under the discipline or tenets of his or her church, denomination, or organization, has a duty to keep those communications secret. See California Government Code 21406
  • Pension board: as used in this article , means the board of retirement. See California Government Code 31884
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Perceive: means to acquire knowledge through one's senses. See California Education Code 17565
  • Permanent: means that the employee has a right to continued employment unless dismissed or laid off. See California Education Code 89530
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Education Code 25022
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See California Government Code 21580
  • person: includes any individual, firm, partnership, general corporation, professional corporation, or limited liability partnership, as authorized by the Corporations Code. See California Government Code 26323
  • Person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, a limited liability company, a joint venture, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, an unincorporated organization, a government entity, or a political subdivision of a government entity. See California Health and Safety Code 114157
  • Person: as used in this chapter includes an individual, a firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association or other organization, or any combination thereof. See California Government Code 27321.5
  • Person: has the meaning specified in Section 25013 of the Corporations Code. See California Insurance Code 1011
  • Person: means any broker, dealer, municipal securities dealer, investment advisor, or investment firm. See California Insurance Code 1026
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 17496
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, copartnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Education Code 8404
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, corporation, association, copartnership, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, or conservator for any thereof, but does not include this state or any public corporation, political subdivision, city, county, district, or any agency thereof or of this state. See California Education Code 90011
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or association. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Education Code 17566
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Government Code 50263
  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or business trust. See California Education Code 7052
  • Person: includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, limited liability company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind. See California Education Code 18561
  • 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 19878
  • Person: means any natural person or any partnership, corporation, limited liability company, trust, or other type of association. See California Government Code 51941
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or any organized group of persons whether incorporated or not. See California Education Code 19963
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 14022.3
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental body or entity, or voluntary organization. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • person: includes a firm, association, corporation, campaign committee or organization. See California Government Code 19818.10
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other entity. See California Government Code 21298
  • Person: means an individual, estate, business or nonprofit entity, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or other legal entity. See California Government Code 21385
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, business trust, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, or any affiliate thereof. See California Insurance Code 729
  • Person: includes a firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Government Code 26292.2
  • Personal effects: means any property that is not the property of the legal owner. See California Government Code 50263
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17568
  • Personal representative: means executor, administrator, administrator with the will annexed, special administrator, successor personal representative, public administrator acting pursuant to Section 7660, or a person who performs substantially the same function under the law of another jurisdiction governing the person's status. See California Government Code 21310
  • Personal representative: means an executor, administrator, special administrator, or person that performs substantially the same function under any other law. See California Government Code 21385
  • Petition: includes any form of pleading brought pursuant to Section 65751, whether it is a petition, complaint, cross-complaint, complaint in intervention, or any other form. See California Government Code 31727.7
  • Petitioner: includes a petitioner, plaintiff, cross-complainant, or intervenor who files an action of any kind pursuant to Section 65751. See California Government Code 31727.7
  • Physical disability: includes , but is not limited to, all of the following:

    California Government Code 19878.5

  • physician: means a person authorized, or reasonably believed by the patient to be authorized, to practice medicine in any state or nation. See California Government Code 21354.5
  • Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment form: means a request regarding resuscitative measures that directs a health care provider regarding resuscitative and life-sustaining measures. See California Government Code 21492
  • Plan: means the White Slough Specific Area Plan adopted pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 53166
  • 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.
  • Pleading: means a petition, complaint, cross-complaint, objection, answer, response, or claim. See California Government Code 21351
  • 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.
  • Police protective equipment: means equipment or attire worn by law enforcement personnel for the purpose of protecting themselves or the public from overt actions of others or to assist in the carrying out of related duties, for example, handgun, baton, billy, handcuffs, flashlight, whistle, leather belt, holster and cases or attachments. See California Government Code 19850
  • Policeman: as used in this part includes members of the California Highway Patrol, state safety members of the Public Employees' Retirement System employed by the Department of Justice, sheriffs, undersheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals and deputy marshals, and any other employee of a public agency other than the state or University of California in a position designated as a policeman's position by the board for the purposes of Section 218(d)(5)(A) of the Social Security Act. See California Government Code 22013
  • policy fee: means any sum specified in the policy as paid, or payable, in addition to the specified premium, as a consideration for the policy. See California Insurance Code 995
  • Political subdivision: means a geographic area of representation created for the provision of government services, including, but not limited to, a general law city, general law county, charter city, charter county, charter city and county, school district, community college district, or other district organized pursuant to state law. See California Education Code 89529.03
  • Political subdivision: means a geographic area of representation created for the provision of government services, including, but not limited to, a city, a school district, a community college district, or other district organized pursuant to state law. See California Education Code 89529.11
  • Polling place: means a location where a voter casts a ballot and includes the following terms, as applicable: poll, polling location, and vote center. See California Education Code 88123
  • Possession limit: means the maximum, in number or amount, of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians that may be lawfully possessed by one person. See California Government Code 51919
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: means a record that grants an agent authority to act in the place of the principal. See California Government Code 21385
  • Precinct: means a geographical area within a county that is made up of voters and is formed pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12200) of Division 12. See California Education Code 88124
  • precinct board: means the board appointed by the elections official to serve at a vote center. See California Education Code 88125
  • Precinct board member: is a member of the precinct board and includes an election officer. See California Education Code 88125
  • Prejudicial procedural error: means a procedural error that reasonably may be considered to have affected the outcome of the designation process. See California Government Code 20019
  • preliminary fact: means a fact upon the existence or nonexistence of which depends the admissibility or inadmissibility of evidence. See California Government Code 21073
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • premium financing: means engaging in the business of advancing money, directly or indirectly, to an insurer or producer at the request of an insured pursuant to the terms of a premium finance agreement, wherein the insured has assigned the unearned premiums, accrued dividends, or loss payments as security for such advancement in payment of premiums on insurance contracts only, and does not include the financing of insurance contract premiums purchased in connection with the financing of goods and services. See California Insurance Code 778
  • Premiums: means amounts or considerations, by whatever name called, received on covered policies or contracts less returned premiums, considerations, and deposits and less dividends and experience credits. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Prepaid rental listing service: means the business of supplying prospective tenants with listings of residential real properties for tenancy, by publication or otherwise, pursuant to an arrangement under which the prospective tenants are required to pay an advance or contemporaneous fee (1) specifically to obtain listings or (2) to purchase any other product or service in order to obtain listings, but which does not otherwise involve the negotiation of rentals by the person conducting the service. See California Education Code 15739
  • Preparedness: means long-term preearthquake hazard mitigation, reconstruction, and recovery planning and preparation for emergency response. See California Government Code 31493
  • Preservation: means rehabilitation, stabilization, restoration, development, and reconstruction, or any combination of those activities. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Preservation: means rehabilitation, stabilization, restoration, conservation, development, and reconstruction, or any combination of those activities. See California Government Code 18903
  • presidential elector: as used in this chapter means an elector of President and Vice President of the United States, and not an elector as defined in Section 321. See California Government Code 19828
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Primary election: includes all primary nominating elections provided for by this code. See California Education Code 88127
  • Principal act: means the law providing for the creation of a particular district or agency or type of district or agency. See California Education Code 89005
  • prior law: means the applicable law as in effect prior to January 1, 1977. See California Government Code 31484
  • 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 19592.2
  • Prison facility: means real property, fixtures, furnishings, equipment, and related improvements for the following facilities:

    California Government Code 19592.2

  • Private entity: means an individual, business entity, or combination of individuals and business entities. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • Private portion of the project: means those parcels of land within the Long Beach Civic Center to be conveyed to a private entity and developed as residential, retail, hospitality, institutional, or industrial facilities. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • Private road or driveway: is a way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner but not by other members of the public. See California Education Code 8408
  • private school: is a ny school, whether conducted for profit or not, giving a course of training similar to that given in a public school at or below the twelfth grade, including but not limited to schools owned or operated by any church. See California Education Code 8409
  • Private treaty transaction: as used in this division , means the transfer of ownership of cattle or livestock by agreement or contract, at a point other than a destination point. See California Government Code 50070
  • 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 Education Code 19431
  • Professional corporation: means a corporation organized under the General Corporation Law or pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 13406 that is engaged in rendering professional services in a single profession, except as otherwise authorized in Section 13401. See California Government Code 31891
  • Professional services: means any type of professional services that may be lawfully rendered only pursuant to a license, certification, or registration authorized by the Business and Professions Code, the Chiropractic Act, or the Osteopathic Act. See California Government Code 31891
  • proffered evidence: means evidence, the admissibility or inadmissibility of which is dependent upon the existence or nonexistence of a preliminary fact. See California Government Code 21073 v2
  • Program: means a program that provides financial assistance, as provided in Article 6 (commencing with Section 3365). See California Government Code 20097
  • Program: means the State Heritage Network Plan and Grants Program. See California Government Code 19851.1
  • Program: means the Natural Heritage Preservation Tax Credit Program authorized by this division. See California Government Code 31682
  • Project: means plants, facilities, equipment, appliances, structures, expansions, and improvements within the state that serve the purposes of this division as approved by the authority, and all activities and expenses necessary to initiate and complete those projects described in Article 5 (commencing with Section 3350) and Article 7 (commencing with Section 3368), of Chapter 3. See California Government Code 20097
  • Project: means the revitalization and redevelopment of the Long Beach Civic Center with a new city hall, port headquarters, public library, and public park, and residential, retail, hospitality, institutional, and industrial facilities. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • project: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 31499.2

  • Project: means any one or more dormitories or other housing facilities, boarding facilities, student union or activity facilities, vehicle parking facilities, alternative transportation programs, or any other auxiliary or supplementary facilities for individual or group accommodation, owned or operated or authorized to be acquired, constructed, furnished, equipped, and operated by the board for use by students, faculty members, or other employees of any one or more campuses of the California State University, or a combination of those facilities, which may include facilities already completed and facilities authorized for future completion, or any other facilities designated by the board as a project in providing for the issuance of revenue bonds or notes. See California Education Code 90011
  • Project: means the purposes for which a school district has applied for an apportionment under this chapter. See California Education Code 15701
  • project: shall be deemed to include any or all of the purposes for which a school district has applied for apportionments under this chapter, pursuant to any regulations that the State Allocation Board may adopt. See California Education Code 16002
  • Propane: means propane gas, also known as liquid petroleum gas or LPG. See California Government Code 22796
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See California Education Code 17569
  • Property: includes all property, real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any interest therein necessary or desirable for carrying out the purposes of this part. See California Government Code 19243.2
  • Property: means any real property, and any perpetual interest therein, including land, conservation easements, and land containing water rights, as well as water rights. See California Government Code 31682
  • Property: means anything that may be the subject of ownership and includes both real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Government Code 21313
  • Property and casualty insurer: means any admitted insurer writing insurance as described in Section 102, 103, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Property broker-agent: means a person licensed pursuant to Section 1625. See California Education Code 32061
  • Proprietary interest: means any nonregulatory arrangement or circumstances in which the financial or other nonregulatory interests of the university in a service contract could be adversely affected by labor-management conflict or consumer boycotts potentially resulting from a union organizing campaign. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Protected class: means a class of voters who are members of a race, color, or language minority group, as this class is referenced and defined in the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U. See California Education Code 89529.03
  • Protection: means those actions necessary to prevent harm or damage to persons, property or natural resources or those actions necessary to allow the continued use and enjoyment of property or natural resources and includes acquisition, development, restoration, preservation and interpretation. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Protection: means those actions necessary to prevent harm or damage to persons, property, or natural, cultural, and historic resources, actions to improve access to public open-space areas, or actions to allow the continued use and enjoyment of property or natural, cultural, and historic resources, and includes site monitoring, acquisition, development, restoration, preservation, and interpretation. See California Government Code 18903
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • psychotherapist: means a person who is, or is reasonably believed by the patient to be:

    California Government Code 21367

  • public agency: includes every port district, river port district, municipal port district, harbor district, harbor improvement district, joint harbor improvement district, Board of State Harbor Commissioners, board of harbor commissioners, city, county, and city and county in this state. See California Government Code 31848
  • public agency: as used in this article , means a district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state, but does not include the state or a county, city and county, or city. See California Government Code 53050
  • Public agency: as used in this article , means the state, and any city, county, city and county, municipal corporation, public district, or public authority located in whole or in part within this state which provides or has authority to provide firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services. See California Government Code 53101
  • public agency: means the State or any department or agency thereof, a county, city and county, city, public corporation, municipal corporation or public district. See California Government Code 31204
  • Public agency: means the state and any city, county, municipal corporation, district, or public authority located, in whole or in part, within this state which provides or may provide firefighting, police, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services. See California Government Code 53156
  • public agency: includes the federal government or any federal department or agency, this state, any other state or any state department or agency, a county, city, public corporation, or public district of this state or any other state. See California Government Code 31895
  • public body: means any county, city and county, city, municipal corporation, political subdivision, public district, public corporation or public authority, or any agency of any thereof, but does not include the federal government or any federal department or agency, this state, an adjoining state or any state department or agency. See California Insurance Code 942
  • Public body: means the county, city, city and county, public district, public authority, public corporation, nonprofit corporation or other statutorily constituted public entity which is authorized to issue bonds. See California Insurance Code 949
  • public body: means any county, city, district, or any other political subdivision of the State. See California Insurance Code 1036
  • Public body: as used in this chapter means any county, city and county, city, public district, public authority or other public corporation which is authorized to issue bonds. See California Insurance Code 1040
  • Public body: as used in this chapter means any county, city and county, city, public district, public authority or other public corporation, or any agency of any thereof, which is authorized to issue bonds. See California Insurance Code 1056.5
  • public body: means any county, city and county, city, municipal corporation, political subdivision, public district, public corporation or public authority, or any agency thereof. See California Insurance Code 1062
  • 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 19243.2
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public employee: means an officer, agent, or employee of a public entity. See California Education Code 17571
  • Public entity: includes the state, the Regents of the University of California, a county, city, city and county, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state or any entity acting on behalf of these agencies when acquiring real property, or any interest therein, in any city or county for public use, and any person who has the authority to acquire property by eminent domain under state law. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Public entity: includes a nation, state, county, city and county, city, district, public authority, public agency, or any other political subdivision or public corporation, whether foreign or domestic. See California Education Code 17572
  • public entity: means any county, city, or public district. See California Government Code 20051
  • 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 leaseback: means any lease by a public body of all or any part of a public project where the lease is between such public body as lessee and an issuer as lessor and the lease is executed before the public project is acquired, constructed or completed. See California Insurance Code 945
  • public park: includes only a park operated by a public agency. See California Government Code 20031
  • Public place: means any system supplying two or more customers where any portion is under a public right of way. See California Government Code 22796
  • Public portion of the project: means those parcels of land within the Long Beach Civic Center to be developed as a city hall, port headquarters, public park, public library, or other government facilities. See California Insurance Code 1027
  • public project: means any land, structure, facility or equipment or other personal property, the acquisition, construction or completion of which is to be financed by securities of an issuer if any of the payments of principal of and interest on such securities is to be paid by such issuer from funds derived from rental or other payments which any one or more public bodies has agreed to pay to such issuer under a public leaseback. See California Insurance Code 944
  • Public purchase: means a purchase by means of competitive bids of goods, services, or materials by the state or any of its political subdivisions or public agencies on whose behalf the Attorney General may bring an action pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 16750 of the Business and Professions Code. See California Insurance Code 358
  • Public purchasing body: means the state or the subdivision or agency making a public purchase. See California Insurance Code 358
  • 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 safety agency: as used in this article , means a functional division of a public agency which provides firefighting, police, medical, or other emergency services. See California Government Code 53102
  • public securities: means any issue of bonds, notes, warrants or other evidences of indebtedness and the interest coupons, if any, attached thereto, issued or proposed to be issued by any public body. See California Insurance Code 1061
  • Public security: means a bond, note, certificate of indebtedness, or other obligation for the payment of money, issued by any county, city, or public district. See California Insurance Code 1050
  • Public use: means a use for which real property may be acquired by eminent domain. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Punchcard: means a tabulating card on which the voter may record his or her vote by punching, marking, or slotting. See California Education Code 88130
  • Punching: includes marking a ballot card to record a vote. See California Education Code 88131
  • Pupil: includes a pupil's parent or guardian or legal counsel. See California Education Code 48925
  • pupil: means individuals with exceptional needs as defined in Section 56026 of the Education Code. See California Insurance Code 742.34
  • Purchase: means "buy" as defined in Section 24. See California Government Code 51942
  • qualified: means one of the following:

    California Insurance Code 1104.3

  • Qualified legal services project: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 25352

  • qualified manager: is a person who possesses a valid qualification certificate in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 7504) and is in active control or management of, and who is a director of, the licensee's place of business. See California Government Code 50263
  • Qualified representative of the commissioner: means a deputy commissioner or inspector who holds an appropriate certificate of qualification issued by the director as provided in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2101) of Division 2 of this code. See California Education Code 19964
  • qualifier: as used in this chapter , means a person who qualifies for a license pursuant to Section 7068. See California Government Code 27321.5
  • Quasi-community property: means the following property, other than community property as defined in Section 28:

    California Government Code 21317

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Racially polarized voting: means voting in which there is a difference, as defined in case law regarding enforcement of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U. See California Education Code 89529.03
  • range: means the enclosed or unenclosed lands outside of cities, towns, and villages in this state, whether of the public domain or in private ownership, upon which by custom, license, or otherwise, cattle are kept or permitted to roam and feed. See California Government Code 20403
  • RBC Instructions: means the RBC Report, including risk-based capital instructions adopted by the NAIC, and as the RBC Instructions may be amended by the NAIC from time to time in accordance with the procedures adopted by the NAIC. See California Insurance Code 739
  • RBC Plan: means a comprehensive financial plan containing the elements specified in subdivision (b) of Section 739. See California Insurance Code 739
  • RBC Report: means the report required in Section 739. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments. See California Education Code 17573
  • Real property: includes a leasehold interest in real property. See California Government Code 21318
  • Rebuttable presumption: shall be deemed a presumption which affects the burden of producing evidence. See California Education Code 88132
  • Receivership court: means the court in the insolvent or impaired insurer's state having jurisdiction over the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation of the insurer. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Recipient: means a qualified legal services project or support center receiving financial assistance under this article. See California Government Code 25352
  • Reclassification: means the upgrading of a position to a higher classification as a result of the gradual increase of the duties being performed by the incumbent in that position. See California Education Code 88001
  • Recommended budget: means the budget document recommended to the board of supervisors by the designated county official. See California Government Code 21419
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See California Government Code 21580
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See California Government Code 10291
  • Record: includes every kind of record maintained by a business. See California Government Code 21039
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See California Government Code 21385
  • 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
  • Recovery Account: shall be deemed to refer to the Consumer Recovery Account. See California Education Code 16096
  • Reduced worktime: as used in this article , means employment of less than 40 hours of work per week, and includes arrangements involving job sharing, four-, five-, or six-hour workdays, jobs which provide eight hours of employment or less for one, two, three, four or five days per week, and such other arrangements which the department finds consistent with maximum employment opportunity to employees desiring other than a standard worktime. See California Government Code 19996.20
  • Regents of the University of California: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 92020

  • Region: includes that part of Lake Tahoe within the jurisdiction of the State of California, the adjacent parts of the Counties of El Dorado and Placer lying within the Tahoe Basin in the State of California, and that additional and adjacent part of the County of Placer outside of the Tahoe Basin in the State of California which lies southward and eastward of a line starting at the intersection of the basin crestline and the north boundary of Section 1, thence west to the northwest corner of Section 3, thence south to the intersection of the basin crestline and the west boundary of Section 10. See California Government Code 53060.4
  • region: means the area consisting of Lake Tahoe, the adjacent parts of the Counties of Placer and El Dorado lying within the Tahoe Basin in the State of California, and that additional and adjacent part of the County of Placer outside the Tahoe Basin in the State of California which lies southward and eastward of a line starting at the intersection of the basin crestline and the north boundary of Section 1, thence west to the northwest corner of Section 3, thence south to the intersection of the basin crestline and the west boundary of Section 10. See California Government Code 53075.5
  • Region: as used in this chapter , means the area included within a district. See California Government Code 31473
  • Regional plan: as used in this chapter , means a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the region, and any land outside its boundaries which in the board's judgment bears relation to its planning. See California Government Code 31474
  • Registered: as used in this article , means endorsed and signed by the county treasurer. See California Government Code 20281.5
  • registered owner: is a person registered by the department as the owner of a vehicle. See California Education Code 8421
  • Registered owner: means the individual listed in the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles, on a conditional sales contract, or on an assignment or a repossession order, as the registered owner. See California Government Code 50263
  • Registered public obligation: means an obligation issued by a public entity pursuant to a system of registration. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Registrant: means a person registered under this chapter. See California Government Code 50263
  • Regular election: is a n election, the specific time for the holding of which is prescribed by law. See California Education Code 88136
  • Regulatory Action Level RBC: means the product of 1. See California Insurance Code 739
  • Regulatory agency: means the Department of Business Oversight, the securities administrators or other similar regulatory authority in any other state, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or any other self-regulatory organization. See California Insurance Code 1026
  • Relevant evidence: means evidence, including evidence relevant to the credibility of a witness or hearsay declarant, having any tendency in reason to prove or disprove any disputed fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action. See California Education Code 17574
  • Religious duties: means duties of employment connected with carrying on the religious activities of a religious corporation or association. See California Government Code 19880
  • 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 accessible vote by mail system: means a mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic system and its software that is used for the sole purpose of marking an electronic vote by mail ballot for a voter with disabilities or a military or overseas voter who shall print the paper cast vote record to be submitted to the elections official. See California Education Code 88081
  • repair shop: is a place where vehicles subject to registration under this code are repaired, rebuilt, reconditioned, repainted, or in any way maintained for the public at a charge. See California Education Code 8427
  • Report: as used in this chapter , means the State Environmental Goals and Policy Report. See California Government Code 31454.5
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • representative: is a ny person regularly employed by a manufacturer or distributor for the purpose of negotiating or promoting the sale of the manufacturer's or distributer's vehicles to their franchisees or for regularly supervising or contacting franchisees or prospective franchisees in this state for any purpose. See California Education Code 8428
  • Representative: means a public or private individual, agency, or organization that is performing actions related to the identification, evaluation, designation, or monitoring of a California natural landmark, on behalf of or in cooperation with the department, either under a contractual agreement or in a volunteer capacity. See California Government Code 20019
  • Reprisal action: means any act of intimidation, restraint, coercion, discrimination, or disciplinary action against any employee, or applicant for employment, who files a complaint pursuant to Section 53297. See California Government Code 53296
  • Request regarding resuscitative measures: includes one, or both of, the following:

    California Government Code 21492

  • 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 Education Code 32040
  • Resident: means any person who manifests an intent to live or be located in this state on more than a temporary or transient basis. See California Education Code 8431
  • Resident: means a person to whom a contractual obligation is owed and who resides in this state on the date of entry of a court order that determines a member insurer to be an impaired insurer or a court order that determines a member insurer to be an insolvent insurer. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Resident voting district: means any district other than a landowner voting district. See California Education Code 89005
  • Resources Agency: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency and any constituent units of the Resources Agency that the secretary determines to be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Respiratory care: includes "respiratory therapy" or "inhalation therapy" where those terms mean respiratory care. See California Education Code 88066
  • Respiratory therapy school: means a program reviewed and approved by the board. See California Education Code 88066
  • Responsible: means with the due diligence required of a fiduciary to examine a presented transaction for: necessity of soft dollar services provided and for commission cost. See California Insurance Code 1063.14
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Restoration: means the improvement of physical structures or facilities and, in the case of natural systems and landscape features includes, but is not limited to, projects for the control of erosion, the control and elimination of exotic species, prescribed burning, fuel hazard reduction, fencing out threats to existing or restored natural resources, road elimination, and other plant and wildlife habitat improvement to increase the natural system value of the property. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • Restoration: means the improvement of physical structures or facilities and, in the case of natural systems and landscape features, includes, but is not limited to, projects for the control of erosion, stormwater capture and storage or to otherwise reduce stormwater pollution, the control and elimination of invasive species, the planting of native species, the removal of waste and debris, prescribed burning, fuel hazard reduction, fencing out threats to existing or restored natural resources, road elimination, improving instream, riparian, or managed wetland habitat conditions, and other plant and wildlife habitat improvement to increase the natural system value of the property or coastal or ocean resource. See California Government Code 18903
  • retrospective commission arrangement: means an arrangement having as its purpose the retention by the insurer of a fixed proportion of the gross premiums, or gross premiums plus policy fees with the balance of the premiums, or premiums plus policy fees, retained by the producer of the business, who assumes to pay therefrom all losses, all subordinate commissions, loss adjustment expenses and his profit, if any, with other provisions of the arrangement auxiliary or incidental to such purpose. See California Insurance Code 995
  • Revenue: as used in this chapter shall mean all fees, rates, charges, rentals or other income and revenue actually received or receivable by or for the account of the board from the operation of any particular project including without limiting the generality of the foregoing interest allowed on any moneys or securities and any proceeds derived from the sale of any securities and any consideration in any way derived from the particular project owned, operated or maintained by the board. See California Government Code 26400
  • Revenue: as used in this chapter shall mean all fees, rates, charges, rentals or other income and revenue actually received or receivable by or for the account of the board from the operation of any particular project including without limiting the generality of the foregoing interest allowed on any moneys or securities and any proceeds derived from the sale of any securities and any consideration in any way derived from the particular project owned, operated or maintained by the board. See California Government Code 26487
  • revenue bonds: means the written evidence of any obligation, other than revenue bond anticipation notes, issued by the board, payment of which is secured by a pledge of revenues or any part of revenues, as provided in this article, in order to obtain funds with which to carry out the purposes of this article, irrespective of the form of the obligations. See California Education Code 90011
  • Revenues: means all receipts, purchase payments, loan repayments, lease payments, rents, fees and charges, and all other income or receipts derived by the authority from an enterprise, or by the authority or a participating party from any other financing arrangement undertaken by the authority or a participating party, including, but not limited to, all receipts from a bond purchase agreement, and any income or revenue derived from the investment of any money in any fund or account of the authority or a participating party. See California Government Code 20097
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Ridesharing: means two or more persons traveling by any mode, including, but not limited to, carpooling, vanpooling, buspooling, taxipooling, jitney, and public transit. See California Education Code 8212
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Riparian habitat: means lands that contain habitat which grows close to and which depends upon soil moisture from a nearby freshwater source. See California Government Code 20905
  • Risk-limiting audit: means a post-election process that involves hand-to-eye, human inspection of ballots in such a manner that if a full manual tally of all the ballots cast in the contest would show different outcomes than the results reported by the voting system, there is at most a five percent chance that the post-election process will not lead to such a full manual tally. See California Government Code 32359
  • River: means the water, bed, and shoreline of rivers, streams, channels, lakes, bays, estuaries, marshes, wetlands, and lagoons, up to the first line of permanently established riparian vegetation. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Road: means any existing vehicle route established before January 1, 1979, with significant evidence of prior regular travel by vehicles subject to registration pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 4000) of Chapter 1 of Division 3. See California Education Code 8213
  • Roster: means the official list of voters for an election, which may be in paper or electronic form. See California Education Code 88138
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley: means lands in the bed or along or near the banks of the Sacramento River or San Joaquin River, or their tributaries or connected therewith, or upon any land adjacent thereto, or within the overflow basins thereof, or upon land susceptible to overflow therefrom. See California Health and Safety Code 4730.9
  • Safety equipment: means equipment or attire worn over, in place of, or in addition to, regular clothing, which is necessary to protect the employees' health and welfare, for example, helmets, goggles, safety harnesses, and fireman "turnout gear. See California Government Code 19850
  • Salesperson: when used without modification, means a person licensed as a salesperson under any of the provisions of this part. See California Government Code 53151
  • Savings account: has the meaning given that term in Section 5116 of the Financial Code. See California Government Code 21256
  • School measure: means any proposition, including but not limited to, a proposal for the issuance of bonds by a school district or community college district, an increase in the maximum tax rate of a school district or community college district, or the acceptance, expenditure, and repayment of state funds by a school district or community college district to enable the district to construct buildings and other facilities, submitted to the voters of the district at any election held in the district. See California Education Code 88139
  • School office: means the office filled by any school officer. See California Education Code 88160
  • school pupil activity bus: is a ny motor vehicle, other than a schoolbus, operated by a common carrier, or by and under the exclusive jurisdiction of a publicly owned or operated transit system, or by a passenger charter-party carrier, used under a contractual agreement between a school and carrier to transport school pupils at or below the 12th-grade level to or from a public or private school activity, or used to transport pupils to or from residential schools, when the pupils are received and discharged at off-highway locations where a parent or adult designated by the parent is present to accept the pupil or place the pupil on the bus. See California Education Code 8447.5
  • schoolbus: is a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of any school pupil at or below the 12th grade level to or from a public or private school or to or from public or private school activities, except the following:

    California Education Code 8444

  • Schoolday: means a day upon which the schools of the district are in session or weekdays during the summer recess. See California Education Code 48925
  • Scientist: means a person whose combination of academic training and professional field experience in the natural region qualifies him or her to identify and comparatively evaluate a natural area at the regional or state level. See California Government Code 20019
  • season: means "open season. See California Government Code 51939.2
  • secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See California Government Code 20774
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the governing body or a person designated by him or her to perform a duty of the secretary. See California Education Code 89005
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 19991.1
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Education Code 19961
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency. See California Government Code 31682
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • secretary: refer to the Transportation Agency and the Secretary of Transportation, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 19996.39
  • 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 21310.5
  • securities: means any bonds, notes, warrants or other evidences of indebtedness and the interest coupons, if any, attached thereto, issued or proposed to be issued in an aggregate principal amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or more by any issuer to finance a public project. See California Insurance Code 943
  • security: includes all of the things enumerated in Section 25019 and also includes shares, stock, and investment certificates as defined in the Savings Association Law. See California Government Code 31875
  • Security: has the meaning specified in Section 25019 of the Corporations Code. See California Insurance Code 1011
  • Security: includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt, or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. See California Government Code 21320
  • Security agreement: means an obligation, pledge, mortgage, chattel mortgage, lease agreement, deposit, or lien, given by a debtor as security for payment or performance of his or her debt, by furnishing the creditor with a recourse to be used in case of failure in the principal obligation. See California Government Code 50263
  • self-funded: means a multiple employer welfare arrangement that undertook at all times and for a continuous period of five years to reimburse health benefit costs incurred by covered persons pursuant to the benefits and coverages provided by their plan exclusively from plan assets. See California Insurance Code 742.215
  • Sell: means to act as a broker for a commission. See California Government Code 25216.3
  • Sell: includes offer for sale, expose for sale, possess for sale, exchange, barter, or trade. See California Education Code 19966
  • seller: means a person who sells or offers to sell a service contract to a service contractholder, including a person who is the obligor under a service contract sold by the seller, manufacturer, or repairer of the product covered by the service contract. See California Government Code 26297
  • Service charge: means the amount of the fee that a licensee may retain if a prospective tenant finds housing through a source other than the listings supplied by the licensee. See California Education Code 15739
  • Service contract: means a contract in writing to perform, over a fixed period of time or for a specified duration, services relating to the maintenance, replacement, or repair of an electronic set or appliance, as defined by this chapter, and their accessories or of furniture, jewelry, lawn and garden equipment, power tools, fitness equipment, telephone equipment, small kitchen appliances and tools, optical products, or home health care products, and may include provisions for incidental payment of indemnity under limited circumstances, including, but not limited to, power surges, food spoilage, or accidental damage from handling. See California Government Code 26297
  • Service contract: means a lease, management agreement, service agreement, loan bond, guarantee, or other similar agreement to which the university is a party and in which the university has a proprietary interest. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • Service contract reimbursement insurance policy: means a policy of insurance issued by an insurer admitted to do business in this state providing coverage for all obligations and liabilities incurred by a service contract seller under the terms of the service contracts sold in this state by the service contract seller to a service contractholder. See California Government Code 26297
  • Service contractholder: means a person who purchases or receives a service contract from a service contract seller. See California Government Code 26297
  • Service contractor: means a service contract administrator or a service contract seller. See California Government Code 26297
  • Service contractor: means an individual, corporation, unincorporated association, partnership, or other entity, other than a collection agency retained by the university to enforce a financial obligation owed to the university, that, pursuant to a service contract, provides goods or services to the university. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • Service dealer: means a person who, for compensation, engages in, or holds himself or herself out to the public as offering services in the business of:

    California Government Code 26292.2

  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Services: means any duty or labor to be rendered by one person for another. See California Government Code 50263
  • 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 19878.5

  • sexual assault: includes all of the following:

    California Government Code 21415

  • sexual assault counselor: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 21410

  • Sexual orientation: means heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality. See California Government Code 19878.5
  • Short-term prediction: means a prediction of an earthquake that is expected to occur within a few hours to a few weeks. See California Government Code 31490.6
  • Signature: includes either of the following:

    California Education Code 88166

  • Signature: includes mark when the signer cannot write, such signer's name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name near the signer's name. See California Education Code 17494
  • Significant decrease in voter turnout: means the voter turnout for a regularly scheduled election in a political subdivision is at least 25 percent less than the average voter turnout within that political subdivision for the previous four statewide general elections. See California Education Code 89529.11
  • Small business: means a business as defined in Part 24 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. See California Insurance Code 1064.5
  • Soft dollar and directed brokerage arrangements: means the brokerage and research services described by Section 28 (e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U. See California Insurance Code 1063.14
  • Software: includes all programs, voting devices, cards, ballot cards or papers, operating manuals or instructions, test procedures, printouts, and other nonmechanical or nonelectrical items necessary to the operation of a voting system. See California Education Code 88167
  • solar collector: includes a fixed device, structure, or part of a device or structure that is used primarily to transform solar energy into thermal, chemical, or electrical energy and that is installed on the ground because a solar collector cannot be installed on the roof of the building receiving the energy due to inappropriate roofing material, slope of the roof, structural shading, or orientation of the building. See California Government Code 16368.1
  • 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: means lawful, verifiable income paid directly to a tenant or paid to a representative of a tenant. See California Government Code 19880.1
  • South White Slough: means all tidally influenced areas south of State Highway Route 37 which would naturally drain northerly to the Napa River, any areas within the tidally influenced portions of the slough that have been filled pursuant to a commission permit, and any areas within the tidally influenced portions of the slough which have been filled after January 1, 1977, without a permit from the commission. See California Government Code 53166
  • Special election: is a n election, the specific time for the holding of which is not prescribed by law. See California Education Code 88167.5
  • Special sessions: as used in this division , means self-supporting instructional programs conducted by the California State University. See California Education Code 89708
  • Special treatment areas: means , for purposes of this chapter, those areas defined as special treatment areas in Section 895. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17317
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17489
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 88168
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 5030.5
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17575
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 7003
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 18552
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 19962
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 19407
  • Spouse: includes domestic partner, as defined in Section 37 of this code, as required by Section 297. See California Government Code 21322
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 25018.1
  • Standard test: means a test conducted in accordance with the latest published standard adopted by ASTM International. See California Government Code 53250
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 32033
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 77
  • State: means the State of California. See California Government Code 20097
  • State: means the state or any department, agency, board, commission, or authority of the state. See California Insurance Code 995.4
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 5090
  • State: means the State of California or any department, agency, or officer thereof. See California Government Code 31701
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 17576
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Government Code 51950
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Government Code 10291
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 14022
  • State: means a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and a United States possession, territory, or protectorate. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See California Government Code 21325
  • state 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 21113
  • State agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, authority, and commission. See California Education Code 88066
  • state agency: includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. See California Government Code 11000
  • State agency: means every entity included in subdivision (a) of Section 11000 and the California State University. See California Government Code 19889.3
  • State agency: as used in this chapter does not include educational institutions. See California Government Code 21073.1
  • 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 19243.2
  • state agency: means a state agency, as defined pursuant to Section 11000, the Legislature, the Supreme Court and the courts of appeal, and each California Community College campus and each campus of the California State University and the University of California. See California Government Code 19994.30
  • state board: whenever used in this code means the State Board of Education, unless the context requires otherwise. See California Education Code 88
  • State Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Government Code 19702.2
  • State Clearinghouse: means the office of that name established by executive action of the Governor or any successor office designated by the Governor as the clearinghouse for information from the Office of Management and Budget in accordance with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968 (P. See California Government Code 31464
  • State department: means that state organization designated by law or agreement that allocates block grant funds to local agencies or is otherwise responsible for administering block grant funds. See California Government Code 53131
  • State employee: means an employee of a state agency. See California Government Code 19994.30
  • State employees: means employees of the state and its agencies, but does not include employees of the University of California or the California State University. See California Government Code 19850
  • state fund: means the State Compensation Insurance Fund. See California Government Code 20251
  • 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 Education Code 7058
  • State Highway Account: means the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund. See California Education Code 8092
  • state lands: means lands owned by, or under the jurisdiction of, the state or any state agency. See California Government Code 19996.24
  • State military emergency: as used in this part , means an emergency declared and terminable by the Governor by proclamation during, but not limited to, such times as the United States is conscripting personnel for service in the armed forces. See California Government Code 18540.2
  • State or local government: means the state, any department, agency, board, commission, or authority of the state, or any city, city and county, county, public district, public corporation, authority, agency, board, commission, or other public entity. See California Insurance Code 985.5
  • State School Building Aid Fund: means that fund established pursuant to Section 16096. See California Education Code 17087
  • State significance: means property that is one of the best examples of a biological community or geological feature within a natural region of the state, including a terrestrial community, land form, geological feature and process, habitat of native plant and animal species, or fossil evidence of the development of life. See California Government Code 20019
  • state tax: includes a local tax which is administered or collected by a state agency. See California Insurance Code 1063.77
  • Statement: means (a) oral or written verbal expression or (b) nonverbal conduct of a person intended by him as a substitute for oral or written verbal expression. See California Education Code 17577
  • Statewide election: is a n election held throughout the state. See California Education Code 88180
  • Station: means a lamp adjusting station or a brake adjusting station. See California Government Code 26299.064
  • Statute: includes a treaty and a constitutional provision. See California Education Code 17578
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stewardship: means the development and implementation of major programs for the protection, rehabilitation, restoration, and enhancement of the basic natural systems and outstanding scenic features of the state park system. See California Government Code 20905
  • Street: is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. See California Education Code 8482.3
  • Structured settlement annuity: means an annuity purchased in order to fund periodic payments for a plaintiff or other claimant in payment for, or with respect to, personal injury suffered by the plaintiff or other claimant. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term appears unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 17486
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 5028
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 19970
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 14002.05
  • Subject person: when used with respect to a licensee, means any of the following:

    California Government Code 31503

  • 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 Education Code 25021
  • 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 Education Code 19424
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervising authority: means the board of supervisors of the county in which is situated all or most of the land of a district. See California Education Code 89005
  • supervisor: means any employee regardless of job description or title, having authority, in the interest of the employer, to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend this action, if, in connection with the foregoing, the exercise of this authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment. See California Government Code 53296
  • Supplier: means a person or corporation, other than a public utility, who sells propane and arranges for its delivery to the operator's tank. See California Government Code 22796
  • Supportive housing: means housing with no limit on length of stay, that is occupied by the target population, and that is linked to an onsite or offsite service that assists the supportive housing resident in retaining the housing, improving his or her health status, and maximizing his or her ability to live and, when possible, work in the community. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Supportive services: include , but are not limited to, a combination of subsidized, permanent housing, intensive case management, medical and mental health care, substance abuse treatment, employment services, and benefits advocacy. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Surplus line broker: means a person licensed under Section 1765 and authorized to do business under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1760) of Part 2 of Division 1. See California Education Code 32224
  • Suspension: means removal of a pupil from ongoing instruction for adjustment purposes. See California Education Code 48925
  • System: means the California wilderness preservation system. See California Government Code 19991.1
  • System: means the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System. See California Government Code 19991.14
  • Tank: means a vessel for the storage and distribution of propane. See California Government Code 22796
  • tax rate: as used in this chapter means tax rate per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation on all property to be taxed to fund a bond issue described in Section 9400. See California Education Code 92485
  • 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 20035
  • 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
  • Terms-of-service agreement: means an agreement that controls the relationship between a user and a custodian. See California Government Code 21385
  • Territory: means the land in the Baldwin Hills area that is under the jurisdiction of the conservancy. See California Government Code 31527
  • Territory: means the territory of the conservancy that consists of those portions of Los Angeles County and Orange County located within the San Gabriel River and its tributaries, the lower Los Angeles River and its tributaries, and the San Gabriel Mountains, including, without limitation, all of the following:

    California Government Code 31552.2

  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Third party: means any tortfeasor or alleged tortfeasor against whom the participant asserts a claim for injury or death. See California Government Code 22946
  • this law: refer to the applicable provisions of this division unless the context otherwise requires. See California Government Code 31550
  • 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 Adjusted Capital: means the sum of:

    California Insurance Code 739

  • total benefits: means the retirement allowance or other benefit payable to any beneficiary pursuant to the provisions of this chapter plus any other monetary payments due to the same beneficiary from any public agency. See California Government Code 31895.5
  • tow truck: is a motor vehicle which has been altered or designed and equipped for, and primarily used in the business of, transporting vehicles by means of a crane, hoist, tow bar, tow line, or dolly or is otherwise primarily used to render assistance to other vehicles. See California Education Code 8483.2
  • Town: includes "unincorporated town" and "village. See California Education Code 19430
  • traffic: includes pedestrians, ridden animals, vehicles, street cars, and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using any highway for purposes of travel. See California Education Code 8483.3
  • traffic officer: is a ny member of the California Highway Patrol, or any peace officer who is on duty for the exclusive or main purpose of enforcing Division 10 (commencing with Section 20000) or 11 (commencing with Section 21000). See California Education Code 8483.4
  • trailer: includes a semitrailer when used in conjunction with an auxiliary dolly, if the auxiliary dolly is of a type constructed to replace the function of the drawbar and the front axle or axles of a trailer. See California Education Code 8483.76
  • Transaction cost: means the overall cost of the transaction, including, but not limited to, commissions, services, and the price of the securities. See California Insurance Code 1063.14
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transferee: means the beneficiary, donee, or other recipient of an interest transferred by an instrument. See California Government Code 21330
  • Transferor: means the testator, settlor, grantor, owner, or other person who executes an instrument. See California Government Code 21329
  • Transitional housing: means buildings configured as rental housing developments, but operated under program requirements that require the termination of assistance and recirculating of the assisted unit to another eligible program recipient at a predetermined future point in time that shall be no less than six months from the beginning of the assistance. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • transportation corridor: means an area or one or more parcels of land that meets any of the following requirements:

    California Government Code 20775

  • Transportation enhancement project: means a project constructed or undertaken with funds made available to the state pursuant to Section 133(b)(8) of Title 23 of the United States Code. See California Government Code 18210
  • Transportation Planning and Development Account: means the Transportation Planning and Development Account created in the State Transportation Fund pursuant to Section 99310 of the Public Utilities Code. See California Government Code 18150
  • Trend Test Calculation: include d in the RBC Instructions defined in subdivision (i). See California Insurance Code 739
  • Tri-Valley: means the Cities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon. See California Government Code 20503
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trier of fact: includes (a) the jury and (b) the court when the court is trying an issue of fact other than one relating to the admissibility of evidence. See California Education Code 17579
  • 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: means a State Heritage Network Trust organized pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5078. See California Government Code 19851.1
  • Trust: includes the following:

    California Government Code 21331

  • Trust company: means an entity that has qualified to engage in and conduct a trust business in this state. See California Government Code 21335
  • Trust fund: means the propane safety inspection and enforcement trust fund established pursuant to Section 4462. See California Government Code 22796
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See California Government Code 21337
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: means a fiduciary with legal title to property under an agreement or declaration that creates a beneficial interest in another. See California Government Code 21385
  • trustees: means the Trustees of the California State University, created under Section 66600. See California Education Code 89000
  • 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
  • Unallocated annuity contract: means an annuity contract or group annuity certificate which is not issued to and owned by an individual, except to the extent of any annuity benefits guaranteed to an individual by an insurer under the contract or certificate. See California Insurance Code 1067.04
  • 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 19991.7
  • unavailable as a witness: means that the declarant is any of the following:

    California Education Code 17580

  • Uncertificated registered public obligation: means a registered public obligation which is not represented by an instrument. See California Insurance Code 935.9
  • Underutilization: means having a statistically significant, smaller percentage of persons of a group in an occupation or at a level in a state agency than would reasonably be expected by their percentage representation in the relevant labor force. See California Government Code 19791
  • Undetermined risk area: means an urban or urbanizing area within a moderate flood hazard zone, as delineated on an official flood insurance rate map issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has not been determined to have an urban level of protection. See California Health and Safety Code 4730.9
  • Unearned premium: means that portion of a premium as calculated by the liquidator that had not been earned because of the cancellation of the insolvent insurer's policy and is that premium remaining for the unexpired term of the insolvent insurer's policy. See California Insurance Code 1063.1
  • Uniform: means outer garments, excluding shoes, which are required to be worn exclusively while carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the position and which are different from the design or fashion of the general population. See California Government Code 19850
  • 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: includes any department, board, agency, or officer thereof. See California Government Code 31701
  • University: means the University of California and its governing body, the Regents of the University of California. See California Education Code 92625.1
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Urban level of flood protection: means the level of protection that is necessary to withstand flooding that has a 1-in-200 chance of occurring in any given year using criteria consistent with, or developed by, the Department of Water Resources. See California Health and Safety Code 4730.9
  • Urbanized or heavily urbanized local agencies: include cities, counties, or a city and county, or special districts as determined by the Department of Finance according to the latest verifiable census data pursuant to subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 5621. See California Government Code 19871.2
  • User: means a person that has an account with a custodian. See California Government Code 21385
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • value of property: means market value of any of the following:

    California Government Code 21258

  • 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 Education Code 8486
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veteran: as used in this article means any person who has served in the United States armed forces in time of war, or national emergency declared by the President of the United States of America, and who has been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable, proof of which shall be submitted to the commission at the time of the examination. See California Education Code 88113
  • Veterinary food-animal drugs: as used in this chapter shall include the following:

    California Education Code 89306

  • 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.
  • victim: means a person who consults a sexual assault counselor for the purpose of securing advice or assistance concerning a mental, physical, or emotional condition caused by a sexual assault. See California Government Code 21409
  • victim: means any person who suffers domestic violence, as defined in Section 1037. See California Government Code 21416
  • victim: means any person who is a "trafficking victim" as defined in Section 236. See California Government Code 21428.1
  • Video provider: means any person, company, or service which provides one or more channels of video programming to a residence, including a home, condominium, apartment, or mobilehome, where some fee is paid, whether directly or as included in dues or rental charges, for that service, whether or not public rights-of-way are utilized in the delivery of the video programming. See California Government Code 53054.2
  • visually impaired: means a person having central visual acuity not to exceed 20-200 in the better eye, with corrected lenses, or visual acuity greater than 20-200, but with a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends at an angle of not greater than 20 degrees. See California Government Code 19180
  • Vote by mail voter: means any voter casting a ballot in any way other than at the polling place. See California Education Code 88076
  • Vote center: means a location established for holding elections that offers the services described in Sections 2170, 4005, and 4007. See California Education Code 88181
  • Vote tabulating device: means any piece of equipment, other than a voting machine, that compiles a total of votes cast by means of ballot card sorting, ballot card reading, paper ballot scanning, electronic data processing, or a combination of that type of equipment. See California Education Code 88182
  • Voter: means any elector who is registered under this code. See California Education Code 88183
  • Voter: means a voter or elector as respectively defined in the principal act of each district or agency. See California Education Code 89005
  • Voter list: means the list of registered voters in a single or consolidated precinct or in an entire county. See California Education Code 88184
  • Voter verified paper audit trail: means a paper cast vote record containing a copy of each of the voter's selections that allows each voter to confirm his or her selections before the voter casts his or her ballot for systems that do not contain a paper ballot. See California Government Code 19061
  • Voter-nominated office: means a congressional or state elective office for which a candidate may choose to have his or her party preference or lack of party preference indicated upon the ballot. See California Education Code 88185
  • Voting device: means any device used in conjunction with a ballot card or cards to indicate the choice of the voter by marking, punching, or slotting the ballot card. See California Education Code 88186
  • Voting machine: means any electronic device, including, but not limited to, a precinct optical scanner and a direct recording voting system, into which a voter may enter his or her votes, and which, by means of electronic tabulation and generation of printouts or other tangible, human-readable records, furnishes a total of the number of votes cast for each candidate and for or against each measure. See California Education Code 88190
  • Voting system: means a mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic system and its software, or any combination of these used for casting a ballot, tabulating votes, or both. See California Education Code 88191
  • Voting system: means any voting machine, voting device, or vote tabulating device that does not use prescored punch card ballots. See California Government Code 19050.4
  • Wetlands: means lands which may be covered periodically or permanently with shallow water and which include saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, open or closed brackish water marshes, swamps, mudflats, fens, and vernal pools. See California Government Code 20905
  • White Slough: means , within the county and the city, the historic, unfilled bed of White Slough, all lands surrounding the historic bed of White Slough that have been touched by tidal waters since January 1, 1977, any areas within the tidal and tidally influenced portions of the slough that have been filled pursuant to a permit from the commission, and any areas within the tidal and tidally influenced portions of the slough which have been filled after January 1, 1977, without a permit from the commission. See California Government Code 53166
  • White Slough Project: means , within the county and the city, the restoration and enhancement of the habitat values of South White Slough, the widening of State Highway Route 37 between Sacramento Street and State Highway Route 29 to not more than four traffic lanes with medians and shoulders of the minimum width possible, the construction of new tidal channels and control structures underneath the existing and the widened portions of State Highway Route 37, the construction of new interchanges between State Highway Route 37 and State Highway 29 and Sacramento Street, the covering with fill of an existing sewerline on the south side of the highway widening, and the relocation of the existing sewerline north of State Highway Route 37 within the area required for the widening of State Highway Route 37. See California Government Code 53166
  • Wilderness areas: means component areas of the system as described in Section 5093. See California Government Code 19991.1
  • Wildlife: means and includes all wild animals, birds, plants, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and related ecological communities, including the habitat upon which the wildlife depends for its continued viability. See California Government Code 52001
  • Work clothes: means attire that is worn over, or in place of, regular clothing and is necessary to protect the employee's clothing from damage or stains which would be present in the normal performance of his or her duties, for example, aprons, lab smocks, shop coats, or coveralls. See California Government Code 19850
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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: means handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostating, photographing, photocopying, transmitting by electronic mail or facsimile, and every other means of recording upon any tangible thing, any form of communication or representation, including letters, words, pictures, sounds, or symbols, or combinations thereof, and any record thereby created, regardless of the manner in which the record has been stored. See California Education Code 17581
  • Writing: includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. See California Education Code 18535
  • Writing: includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. See California Education Code 8202
  • Zone: means a zone formed pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 25217). See California Government Code 25210.2