Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 1.5 Office of Planning and Research
Chapter 2 Regional Planning Districts
Chapter 2.3 Long-Range Transportation Planning
Chapter 2.5 Transportation Planning and Programming
Chapter 2.6 Congestion Management
Chapter 2.65 Management of Traffic Congestion and Stormwater Pollution in San Mateo County
Chapter 2.7 Public Hearings
Chapter 3 Local Planning
Chapter 4 Zoning Regulations
Chapter 4.2 Housing Development Approvals
Chapter 4.3 Density Bonuses and Other Incentives
Chapter 4.4 Interagency Referrals
Chapter 4.5 Review and Approval of Development Projects
Chapter 4.6 Mitigation Lands: Nonprofit Organizations
Chapter 4.7 School Facilities
Chapter 4.8 Environmental Improvement Authorizations
Chapter 4.9 Payment of Fees, Charges, Dedications, or Other Requirements Against a Development Project
Chapter 5 Fees for Development Projects
Chapter 6 Fees for Development Projects Reconstructed After a Natural Disaster
Chapter 7 Fees for Specific Purposes
Chapter 7.5 Fees for Solar Energy Systems
Chapter 8 Procedures for Adopting Various Fees
Chapter 9 Protests, Legal Actions, and Audits
Chapter 9.3 Mediation and Resolution of Land Use Disputes
Chapter 10 Highway Interchange Districts
Chapter 11 Housing Sustainability Districts

Terms Used In California Codes > Government Code > Title 7 > Division 1

  • Abstract of judgment: In a federal criminal proceeding, A certification from a U.S. District Court clerk that a judgment of restitution was entered against the defendant owing to the victim. If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well.
  • Accepted credit card: means any credit card that the cardholder has requested or applied for and received or has signed, or has used, or has authorized another person to use, for the purpose of obtaining money, property, labor, or services on credit. See California Government Code 40236
  • 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
  • Accommodation: means any apartment, condominium or cooperative unit, cabin, lodge, hotel or motel room, or other private or commercial structure containing toilet facilities therein that is designed and available, pursuant to applicable law, for use and occupancy as a residence by one or more individuals, or any unit or berth on a commercial passenger ship, which is included in the offering of a time-share plan. See California Education Code 16313
  • acquire: includes , but is not restricted to, taking by condemnation, purchase, or lease and receiving by donation or dedication. See California Government Code 40576
  • Acquire: means acquisition by purchase, grant, gift, or any other lawful means. See California Government Code 40516
  • Acquisition: means the acquisition of a fee interest or any other interest, including easements, leases, and development rights. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Action: includes a civil action and a special proceeding of a civil nature. See California Government Code 14172
  • 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
  • Adequate notice: means a printed notice to a cardholder that sets forth the pertinent facts clearly and conspicuously so that a person against whom it is to operate could reasonably be expected to have noticed it and understood its meaning. See California Government Code 40236
  • 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.
  • Administrative agency: means the state agency responsible for programming bond funds made available by Chapter 12. See California Government Code 14556.41
  • 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 the Administrator of Local Agency Security of the State of California. See California Government Code 53630
  • Adult: means an individual 18 years of age or older. See California Government Code 53633
  • Advertisement: means any written, oral, or electronic communication that is directed to or targeted to persons within the state or such a communication made from this state or relating to a time-share plan located in this state and contains a promotion, inducement, or offer to sell a time-share plan, including, but not limited to, brochures, pamphlets, radio and television scripts, electronic media, telephone and direct mail solicitations, and other means of promotion. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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 city: means a city within whose planning review area an affected territory is located. See California Health and Safety Code 4797
  • Affinity: signifies the connection existing in consequence of marriage, between each of the married persons and the blood relatives of the other when applied to the marriage relation. See California Education Code 17389
  • affordable price: means , in the case of a purchaser, other than a lower income household, the price for residential property for which the purchaser's monthly payments will not exceed that portion of the purchasing household's adjusted income as determined in accordance with the regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, issued pursuant to Section 235 of the National Housing Act. See California Government Code 54236
  • affordable rent: means , in the case of an occupant person or family, other than a person or family of low or moderate income, rent for residential property that is not more than 25 percent of the occupant household's gross monthly income, and in the case of an occupant person or family of low or moderate income, rent for residential property that is not more than the percentage of the adjusted income of the occupant person or family as permitted under regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development issued pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, but not in excess of the market rental value for comparable property. See California Government Code 54236
  • agency: means the agency responsible for the preparation and adoption of the congestion management program. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • 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
  • Agent of depository: means a trust company or trust department of a state or national bank located in this state, including the trust department of a depository where authorized, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, which is authorized to act as an agent of depository for the purposes of this article pursuant to Section 53657. See California Government Code 53630
  • Agreement: includes but is not limited to agreements providing for valuations, appraisals and similar proceedings and agreements between employers and employees or between their respective representatives. See California Government Code 38733
  • Aid-in-dying drug: means a drug determined and prescribed by a physician for a qualified individual, which the qualified individual may choose to self-administer to bring about his or her death due to a terminal disease. See California Government Code 53633
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Alternative education project: includes , but is not limited to, the use of video recordings, models, films, books, and computers, which would provide an alternate avenue for obtaining the knowledge, information, or experience required by the course of study in question. See California Education Code 51007
  • Alternative energy equipment: means alternative energy equipment, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 15814. See California Government Code 14710
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Animal: means any living organism of the kingdom animalia, beings that typically differ from plants in capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor response to stimulation by a usually greater mobility with some degree of voluntary locomotor ability and by greater irritability commonly mediated through a more or less centralized nervous system, beings that are characterized by a requirement for complex organic nutrients including proteins or their constituents that are usually digested in an internal cavity before assimilation into the body proper, and beings that are distinguished from typical plants by lack of chlorophyll, by an inability to perform photosynthesis, by cells that lack cellulose walls, and by the frequent presence of discrete complex sense organs. See California Education Code 51007
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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 article, and unless the context otherwise requires, it shall be deemed to include funds of a district required by the board to be contributed toward the cost of a project. See California Education Code 16314
  • Apportionment: means an apportionment made under this chapter unless the context otherwise requires. See California Education Code 16002
  • aquaculture: means the culture and husbandry of aquatic organisms, including, but not limited to, fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, kelp, and algae. See California Government Code 39578
  • area median income: means median household income, adjusted for family size as determined in accordance with the regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development issued pursuant to Section 235 of the National Housing Act, as amended (Public Law 90-448), for the standard metropolitan statistical area (SMSA), in which surplus residential property to be disposed of pursuant to this article is located, or the county in which the property is located, if it is outside an SMSA. See California Government Code 54236
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • assessed value: means 25 percent of full value to, and including, the 1980-81 fiscal year, and 100 percent of full value for the 1981-82 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter. See California Education Code 19460.5
  • Assessment: means the share of funds required for the payment of common expenses that is assessed from time to time against each purchaser by the managing entity. See California Education Code 16313
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Assistance: means direct financial assistance for a multifamily housing development, including, but not limited to, assistance provided pursuant to this division by the department or agency, and mortgage and construction financing provided by a public agency. See California Government Code 54343
  • Assisted reproduction: means conception by any means other than sexual intercourse. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6944
  • Assisted reproduction agreement: means a written contract that includes a person who intends to be the legal parent of a child or children born through assisted reproduction and that defines the terms of the relationship between the parties to the contract. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6944
  • Association: means the organized body consisting of the purchasers of time-share interests in a time-share plan. See California Education Code 16313
  • at-risk: means there is evidence of, or there are indications of, any of the following:

    California Government Code 14669.17

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attendance center: means a school maintained or to be maintained at a given location within a district. See California Education Code 16314
  • Attending physician: means the physician who has primary responsibility for the health care of an individual and treatment of the individual's terminal disease. See California Government Code 53633
  • Attending physician checklist and compliance form: means a form, as described in Section 443. See California Government Code 53633
  • 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.
  • Authority: means the Capitol Area Development Authority created by the joint powers agreement executed pursuant to Section 8169. See California Government Code 14706
  • Authority: shall mean the California Transportation Financing Authority. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • 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
  • Award: includes but is not limited to an award made pursuant to an agreement not in writing. See California Government Code 38733
  • 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.
  • ballot: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 88078

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • billing error: means an error by omission or commission in (1) posting any debit or credit, or (2) in computation or similar error of an accounting nature contained in a statement given to the cardholder by the card issuer. See California Government Code 40236
  • Board: means any department receiving an allocation from the Department of Finance. See California Government Code 14554.8
  • Board: means any department receiving an allocation of bond proceeds pursuant to this chapter. See California Government Code 14556.12
  • Board: means the State Water Resources Control Board. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • Board: as used in this chapter , means the regional planning board. See California Government Code 31472
  • Board: means the legislative body of the local agency. See California Government Code 53800
  • Board: means the State Mining and Geology Board. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board. See California Government Code 54125
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board as defined in Article 1 (commencing with Section 16000) of this chapter. See California Education Code 16314
  • Board: means the State Allocation Board. See California Education Code 16002
  • Board: means the governing board of the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority established under Section 14074. See California Government Code 14074
  • Board: means the governing board of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority established under Section 14076. See California Government Code 14076
  • Board: means the Voting Modernization Board, established pursuant to Section 19256. See California Government Code 19050.4
  • Board: as used in this article , means the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System. See California Government Code 31882
  • Board: as used in this chapter , means the board of supervisors of the county in which a district is formed, or in which it is proposed to form a district. See California Health and Safety Code 4862
  • 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
  • Bond: means any bonded indebtedness regardless of state law or charter that requires voter approval, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and bonds issued pursuant to the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act (Chapter 2. See California Government Code 53412
  • Bond: means a bond, authorized by Sections 8878. See California Government Code 14106
  • Bond: includes warrant or other evidence of indebtedness. See California Government Code 53430
  • Bond: includes warrant or other evidence of indebtedness. See California Government Code 53460
  • 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: as used in this article means: bonds as defined in Section 53550, or revenue bonds as defined in Section 53570. See California Government Code 53580
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, warrants, or other evidence of indebtedness payable, both principal and interest, from the proceeds of ad valorem taxes that may be levied without limitation as to rate or amount upon property subject to taxation by the legislative body. See California Government Code 53507
  • Bonds: means bonds, warrants, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of a local agency or zone or improvement district thereof. See California Government Code 53530
  • bonds: includes bonds, warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of a local agency, zone or improvement district except those which under Section 18 of Article XI or other provision of the Constitution of the State of California are required to be authorized at an election. See California Government Code 53540
  • 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: shall mean bonds, notes, debentures, commercial paper, or any other evidence of indebtedness, lease, installment, sale, or certificate of participation thereon, issued by the authority or a project sponsor pursuant to this division. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • book: signifies the recordation of an arrest in official police records, and the taking by the police of fingerprints and photographs of the person arrested, or any of these acts following an arrest. See California Education Code 1012
  • boxing: as used in this chapter includes "kickboxing" and "martial arts. See California Government Code 53982
  • Brand: means any mark, name or device filed as a brand under this article. See California Government Code 53369.7
  • bribe: signifies anything of value or advantage, present or prospective, or any promise or undertaking to give any, asked, given, or accepted, with a corrupt intent to influence, unlawfully, the person to whom it is given, in his or her action, vote, or opinion, in any public or official capacity. See California Education Code 1012
  • Broker: means a person engaged by others in the act of arranging, for compensation, the intrastate transportation of used household goods by a motor vehicle over the highways of this state for, or on behalf of, a shipper, a consignor, or a consignee. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Bureau: refers to the Bureau of Household Goods and Services, as established in Section 9810. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Business license tax receipt: means the receipt or certificate required to be posted or displayed as evidence of a business's payment of the tax. See California Government Code 53388.7
  • Buyer: means any natural person who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit services organization. See California Government Code 40563
  • CALFED: means the consortium of state and federal agencies with management and regulatory responsibilities in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • CALFED Bay-Delta Program: means the undertaking by CALFED to develop and implement, by means of the final programmatic environmental impact statement/environmental impact report, the preferred programs, actions, projects, and related activities that will provide solutions to identified problem areas related to the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary ecosystem, including but not limited to the Bay-Delta and its tributary watersheds. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • candidate: includes any officeholder who is subject to a recall election. See California Education Code 88085
  • Capacity to make medical decisions: means that, in the opinion of an individual's attending physician, consulting physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist, pursuant to Section 4609 of the Probate Code, the individual has the ability to understand the nature and consequences of a health care decision, the ability to understand its significant benefits, risks, and alternatives, and the ability to make and communicate an informed decision to health care providers. See California Government Code 53633
  • Capitol area: includes both of the following:

    California Government Code 14679.5

  • Card issuer: means any person who issues a credit card or the agent of that person for that purpose with respect to the credit card. See California Government Code 40236
  • Cardholder: means a natural person to whom a credit card is issued for consumer credit purposes, or a natural person who has agreed with the card issuer to pay consumer credit obligations arising from the issuance of a credit card to another natural person. See California Government Code 40236
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • 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 Violent Crime Information Center. See California Government Code 14669.17
  • center: means the California Habeas Corpus Resource Center, and "board" means the board of directors of the center. See California Government Code 53313.5
  • Central city: means that area of the City of Sacramento bounded on the north by the American River, on the west by the Sacramento River, and on the south and east by Interstate Highway 80. See California Government Code 14679.5
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • check casher: means a person or entity that for compensation engages, in whole or in part, in the business of cashing checks, warrants, drafts, money orders, or other commercial paper serving the same purpose. See California Government Code 40582
  • Chief: refers to the chief of the bureau. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • child: is a ny person under 18 years of age. See California Government Code 14669.17
  • 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

  • Cigarette: means a cigarette as defined in Section 30003 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, but does not include a little cigar. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • Cigarette lighter: includes a device, such as a watch, that may be used to light cigarettes, cigars, and pipes even though it is primarily used for other purposes. See California Government Code 54238
  • City: includes city and county. See California Education Code 17322
  • City: includes a charter city. See California Government Code 53388.7
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 19429
  • City: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19480
  • City council or board of supervisors: includes the proper corresponding governing board and authority in each place where the division applies. See California Government Code 53398.8
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • 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
  • 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: as used in this chapter , means the clerk of the board of supervisors. See California Health and Safety Code 4863
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Cogeneration equipment: means equipment used for cogeneration, as defined in Section 216. See California Government Code 14710
  • Commission: means the Seismic Safety Commission. See California Government Code 14135
  • Commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 14556.41
  • 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. See California Government Code 54250
  • Commission: means the Seismic Safety Commission. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • Commission: shall mean the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • Commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Commission: means the California Transportation Commission. See California Government Code 20037.9
  • Commissioner: means any county agricultural commissioner. See California Education Code 19957.5
  • Commissioner: means the Real Estate Commissioner. See California Education Code 16313
  • Committee: means the California Earthquake Safety and Housing Rehabilitation Finance Committee. See California Government Code 14106
  • Committee: means the Earthquake Safety and Public Buildings Rehabilitation Finance Committee created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8878. See California Government Code 14135
  • Committee: means the Seismic Retrofit Finance Committee created pursuant to Section 8879. See California Government Code 14554.8
  • Committee: means the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Committee created pursuant to Section 8879. See California Government Code 14556.12
  • 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 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-based punishment: means correctional sanctions and programming encompassing a range of custodial and noncustodial responses to criminal or noncompliant offender activity. See California Education Code 1046
  • 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.
  • Complaint: includes a cross-complaint. See California Government Code 14880
  • Component site: means a specific geographic location where accommodations that are part of a multisite time-share plan are located. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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
  • Conditions of overcrowding: means that the total enrollment of a school, including enrollment from proposed development, exceeds the capacity of the school as determined by the governing body of the district. See California Health and Safety Code 4814
  • 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
  • Conspicuous type: means either of the following:

    California Education Code 16313

  • constitutional officer: means the holder of an office created by the California Constitution, and "public legal officer" means the holder of any legal office of the state or any agency of the state or of any county or city in the state who is paid a salary or other fixed regular compensation and who is admitted and licensed to practice law in the State of California during the time of holding the office and whose principal duties in the office are legal in nature, such as the Attorney General, Legislative Counsel, Commissioner of Corporations, a district attorney, county counsel, city attorney, city prosecutor, public defender, or a deputy of any such office, or a secretary to the Governor whose duties include the hearing of extradition matters, admitted and licensed to practice law in the State of California during the time of holding the office and whose principal duties in the office are legal in nature. See California Health and Safety Code 33605
  • Construction: includes the extension, enlargement, repair, renovation, restoration, improvement, and equipping of any public building. See California Government Code 53800
  • Consulting physician: means a physician who is independent from the attending physician and who is qualified by specialty or experience to make a professional diagnosis and prognosis regarding an individual's terminal disease. See California Government Code 53633
  • Consumer: means a natural person who has entered into a consumer contract with a seller. See California Government Code 37504
  • Consumer contract: means a writing prepared by a seller and, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 1799. See California Government Code 37504
  • Consumer contract guaranty: means a writing prepared by a seller and signed, or to be signed, by a guarantor which guarantees the obligation of a consumer under a consumer contract. See California Government Code 37504
  • Consumer credit contract: means any of the following obligations to pay money on a deferred payment basis, where the money, property, services or other consideration which is the subject matter of the contract is primarily for personal, family or household purposes:

    California Government Code 37441

  • Consumer credit reporting agency: means a consumer credit reporting agency subject to the Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act, Title 1. See California Government Code 40563
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract for invention development services: shall include a contract by which an invention developer undertakes to develop or promote an invention for a customer. See California Government Code 53398.88
  • Contractor: means the department, division, or other unit of a person or organization responsible for the performance under the contract. See California Government Code 14856
  • Controlled substance: means a controlled substance in schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U. See California Government Code 14856
  • Controller: as used in this chapter , or any other provision of law relating to the chapter, shall be construed to refer to and mean the "Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System". See California Health and Safety Code 33501.1
  • Controversy: means any question arising between parties to an agreement whether such question is one of law or of fact or both. See California Government Code 38733
  • Copy: means a reproduction, facsimile, or duplicate. See California Government Code 37504
  • Core area: means that area of the City of Sacramento within the area bounded by "G" Street on the north, "R" Street on the south, 5th Street on the west, and 17th Street on the east. See California Government Code 14679.5
  • 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: includes a limited liability company. See California Government Code 53601.2
  • Corporation: includes a limited liability company. See California Government Code 53630
  • 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: includes a corporation, a company, an association, and a joint stock association. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Correct: means a device that meets all of the tolerance and specification requirements of Section 12107. See California Government Code 53356.03
  • corridor: means the Los Angeles-Bakersfield-Fresno-Stockton-Sacramento-Oakland intercity passenger rail corridor. See California Government Code 14074
  • corridor: means the Colfax-Sacramento-Suisun City-Oakland-San Jose rail corridor. See California Government Code 14076
  • 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 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 1012
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 17491
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 1915
  • County: includes a charter county. See California Government Code 53388.7
  • County: includes city and county. See California Government Code 50967
  • county: includes the City and County of San Francisco. See California Government Code 31499.16
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19958
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19428
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 14004.5
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 19479
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 24937
  • county surveyor: includes the like or corresponding officer, subject to the direction of the corresponding governing board and authority in each place where the division applies. See California Government Code 53398.8
  • Coupon: includes certificates, cards, package labels, wrappers, can covers, bottle caps or other and similar devices, which entitle the person holding or delivering or surrendering them to have them exchanged for or redeemed in goods, wares, merchandise, or services of any kind free of charge or for less than the retail price of such goods, wares, merchandise, or services. See California Government Code 53395.24
  • Court: means the trial court in which the action is pending, unless otherwise specified. See California Government Code 14172
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Credit card: means any card, plate, coupon book, or other single credit device existing for the purpose of being used from time to time upon presentation to obtain money, property, labor, or services on credit. See California Government Code 40236
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Credit services organization: means a person who, with respect to the extension of credit by others, sells, provides, or performs, or represents that he or she can or will sell, provide or perform, any of the following services, in return for the payment of money or other valuable consideration:

    California Government Code 40563

  • Creditor: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity, however designated, who enters into or arranges for consumer credit contracts in the ordinary course of business. See California Government Code 37441
  • Crime: means an act committed in this state which, if committed by a competent adult, would constitute a misdemeanor or felony. See California Government Code 14907
  • Criminal justice agency: means the Department of Justice and any district attorney's office, sheriff's department, police department, or city attorney's office of this state. See California Government Code 14556.52
  • Critical infrastructure controls: means networks and systems controlling assets so vital to the state that the incapacity or destruction of those networks, systems, or assets would have a debilitating impact on public health, safety, economic security, or any combination thereof. See California Government Code 40546
  • Critical infrastructure information: means information not customarily in the public domain pertaining to any of the following:

    California Government Code 40546

  • Currency: means United States currency or coin, the currency or coin of any foreign country, and any legal tender or coin defined as currency by Section 103. See California Government Code 14556.52
  • Customer: shall include any person, firm, corporation, or other entity that is solicited by, inquires about or seeks the services of, or enters into a contract for invention development services with an invention developer, except (1) any department or agency of the federal, state, or local government, (2) any charitable, scientific, educational, religious, or other organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3) or described in Section 170(b)(1)(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, and (3) any person, firm, corporation, or other entity regularly engaged in a trade, business, or profession which has either a net worth of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or more or gross receipts from any source of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or more during the calendar year in which any contract for invention development services is signed. See California Government Code 53398.88
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Days: means calendar days. See California Government Code 37504
  • Debt buyer: means a person or entity that is regularly engaged in the business of purchasing charged-off consumer debt for collection purposes, whether it collects the debt itself, hires a third party for collection, or hires an attorney-at-law for collection litigation. See California Government Code 40552
  • Debt instruments: means bonds, notes, certificates of participation, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by a local agency pursuant to this article. See California Government Code 53595
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defendant: includes a cross-defendant. See California Government Code 14880
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Government Code 14106
  • 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 Transportation. See California Government Code 14556.41
  • department: means the Department of Fish and Game. See California Government Code 39580
  • Department: means the Department of Justice. See California Government Code 14556.52
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Department: means the Department of Water Resources. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • Department: means the Department of General Services. See California Government Code 14679.5
  • Department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Government Code 53633
  • Department: means the Department of Technology. See California Government Code 40546
  • Department: shall mean the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • Department: means the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • Department: as used in this division , means the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. See California Government Code 53840
  • Department: refers to the Department of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Department: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Government Code 54310
  • Department: means the Department of Housing and Community Development. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Department: means the Department of Food and Agriculture. See California Education Code 19959
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Department: as used in this article , means the Department of Transportation as to work within its jurisdiction, the Department of Water Resources as to work within its jurisdiction, the Department of Boating and Waterways as to any project under the jurisdiction of that department pursuant to Article 2. See California Government Code 14155
  • Department: means the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 18903
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Government Code 20037.9
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Education Code 24943
  • Department: means the "Department of Real Estate. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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: means a state or national bank, savings association or federal association, a state or federal credit union, or a federally insured industrial loan company, in this state in which the moneys of a local agency are deposited. See California Government Code 53630
  • Developer: means and includes any person who creates a time-share plan or is in the business of selling time-share interests, other than those employees or agents of the developer who sell time-share interests on the developer's behalf, or retains agents to do the same, or any person who succeeds to the interest of a developer by sale, lease, assignment, mortgage, or other transfer, but the term includes only those persons who offer time-share interests for disposition in the ordinary course of business. See California Education Code 16313
  • Development project: includes a project involving the issuance of a permit for construction or reconstruction, but not a permit to operate. See California Health and Safety Code 4851
  • Development project: means a development project as defined in Section 66000. See California Health and Safety Code 4864
  • 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
  • Device: means a weighing or measuring equipment, contrivance, or instrument used, or designed to be used, for determining weight or measure, and includes any tool, appliance, or accessory used in connection therewith, that is used for commercial purposes, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 12500. See California Government Code 53356.03
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • 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
  • 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 Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Director: means the Director of General Services. See California Government Code 14679.5
  • Director: means the Director of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 40516
  • director: means the Director of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 40530
  • Director: refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Director: means the Director of Education. See California Education Code 16314
  • director: means the Director of the Office of Administrative Hearings. See California Government Code 53852
  • 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
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Education Code 24944
  • directors: means natural persons, designated in the articles or bylaws or elected by the incorporators, and their successors and natural persons designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as members of the governing body of the corporation. See California Government Code 31831.2
  • disabled: means a disability of permanent or extended and uncertain duration, as determined by the board, on the basis of competent medical opinion. See California Government Code 53929
  • Disadvantaged community: means a community with an annual median household income that is less than 80 percent of the statewide annual median household income. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 7010
  • Disadvantaged community: means a community with a median household income less than 80 percent of the statewide average. See California Government Code 18903
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • displacement: includes , but is not limited to, persons who will have to move from surplus residential property that they occupy when it is sold by a state agency because they are unable to afford to pay the price that the state agency is asking for the residential property. See California Government Code 54236
  • disposition: means a voluntary transfer or assignment of any legal or equitable interest in a time-share plan, other than the transfer, assignment, or release of a security interest. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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
  • Distributor: means a distributor as defined in Section 30011 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • district: means an agency of the state, formed pursuant to general law or special act, for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. See California Government Code 53720
  • 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 an elementary, high school, or unified school district. See California Education Code 16314
  • District: as used in this chapter , means any county sanitation district formed pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to any law which it supersedes. See California Health and Safety Code 4701
  • District: as used in this chapter , means a sewer maintenance district formed pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to any law which it supersedes. See California Health and Safety Code 4861
  • District board: as used in this chapter , means the board of directors of a district. See California Health and Safety Code 4702
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drug-free workplace: means a site for the performance of work done in connection with a specific grant or contract described in Article 2 (commencing with Section 8355) of an entity at which employees of the entity are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance in accordance with the requirements of this chapter. See California Government Code 14856
  • Dwelling: means all housing whether owned or rented. See California Government Code 54343
  • Earthquake hazard mitigation technologies: includes , but is not limited to, seismic isolation, energy dissipation, ductility, damping systems, and other technologies which endeavor to reasonably protect buildings and nonstructural components, building contents, and functional capability from earthquake damage. See California Government Code 54245
  • effective date: means January 1, 1977. See California Government Code 31484
  • Elderly or handicapped household: means , two or more persons who live together as a household, without regard to any specific relationship, and at least one of whom is an elderly or handicapped person or an elderly and handicapped person. See California Government Code 54343
  • elected state constitutional officer: means the holder of the office of Member of the Senate or Assembly, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, or member of the State Board of Equalization. See California Health and Safety Code 33605
  • 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
  • Elections official: means any of the following:

    California Education Code 88100

  • 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
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See California Government Code 14172
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Electronic 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
  • Electronically stored information: means information that is stored in an electronic medium. See California Government Code 14172
  • 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 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
  • Employee: means any person employed by a local agency. See California Government Code 53296
  • Employee: means the employee of a grantee or contractor directly engaged in the performance of work pursuant to the grant or contract described in Article 2 (commencing with Section 8355) . See California Government Code 14856
  • 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 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence-based practices: refers to supervision policies, procedures, programs, and practices demonstrated by scientific research to reduce recidivism among individuals under probation, parole, or post release supervision. See California Education Code 1046
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exchange company: means any person owning or operating, or both owning and operating, an exchange program. See California Education Code 16313
  • Exchange program: means any method, arrangement, or procedure for the voluntary exchange of time-share interests or other property interests. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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
  • Extension of credit: means the right to defer payment of debt or to incur debt and defer its payment, offered or granted primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See California Government Code 40563
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • facility: means any works, road, railroad, tramway, power plant, telegraph or telephone line, or other necessary works or structures. See California Government Code 39790
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a set of United States statutes added as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure ethical practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy. It is often used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: means the estimated fair market value of goods, services, facilities or anything of value other than money. See California Government Code 53363.9
  • 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.
  • fair market value: shall mean fair market value as of the date the offer of sale is made by the selling agency pursuant to the provisions of this article and shall reflect the existing "as is" condition of the property, taking into account any repairs required to make the property safe and habitable. See California Government Code 54236
  • Family support: means an agreement between the parents, or an order or judgment, that combines child support and spousal support without designating the amount to be paid for child support and the amount to be paid for spousal support. See California Government Code 50970
  • Farm: as used in this article , includes ranch, estate and villa. See California Government Code 53369.21
  • Feasible: means capable of being accomplished in a successful manner within a reasonable period of time, taking into account life-cycle costing analyses, and environmental, social, and technological factors, however, renewable technologies shall not be exempt based solely on cost considerations. See California Government Code 14710
  • Federal 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 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
  • federal securities: as used in this article means those securities defined in subdivision (g) of Section 53550 and in subdivision (a) of Section 53651. See California Government Code 53580
  • Federally insured industrial loan company: means an industrial loan company licensed under Division 7 (commencing with Section 18000) of the Financial Code, the investment certificates of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. See California Government Code 53630
  • fee: shall include any payment made by the customer to such entity including reimbursements for expenditures made or costs incurred by such entity but shall not include any payment made from a portion of the income received by a customer by virtue of invention development services performed by such entity. See California Government Code 53398.88
  • Fee: means a monetary exaction other than a tax or special assessment, whether established for a broad class of projects by legislation of general applicability or imposed on a specific project on an ad hoc basis, that is charged by a local agency to the applicant in connection with approval of a development project for the purpose of defraying all or a portion of the cost of public facilities related to the development project, but does not include fees specified in Section 66477, fees for processing applications for governmental regulatory actions or approvals, fees collected under development agreements adopted pursuant to Article 2. See California Health and Safety Code 4851
  • Fee: means a monetary exaction or a dedication, other than a tax or special assessment, which is required by a local agency of the applicant in connection with approval of a development project for the purpose of defraying all or a portion of the cost of public facilities related to the development project, but does not include fees for processing applications for governmental regulatory actions or approvals. See California Health and Safety Code 4864
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • fictitious business name: means :

    California Government Code 53398.14

  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Financial institution: means , when located or doing business in this state, any national bank or banking association, state bank or banking association, commercial bank or trust company organized under the laws of the United States or any state, any private bank, industrial savings bank, savings bank or thrift institution, savings and loan association, or building and loan association organized under the laws of the United States or any state, any insured institution as defined in Section 401 of the National Housing Act, any credit union organized under the laws of the United States or any state, any national banking association or corporation acting under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 601) of Title 12 of the United States Code, any foreign bank, any currency dealer or exchange, any person or business engaged primarily in the cashing of checks, any person or business who regularly engages in the issuing, selling, or redeeming of traveler's checks, money orders, or similar instruments, any broker or dealer in securities registered or required to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, any licensed sender of money, any investment banker or investment company, any insurance company, any dealer in coins, precious metals, stones, or jewelry, any pawnbroker, any telegraph company, any person or business engaged in controlled gambling within the meaning of subdivision (e) of Section 19805 of the Business and Professions Code, whether registered or licensed to do so or not, and any person or business defined as a "bank" "financial agency" or "financial institution" by Section 5312 of Title 31 of the United States Code or Section 103. See California Government Code 14556.52
  • Financial institution: means any commercial bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, industrial loan company, insurance company, or person engaged in the business of lending money. See California Government Code 37504
  • Financial transaction: includes , but is not limited to, financial affairs of a local agency, as provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 53400 and Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 53600)). See California Government Code 53995
  • Financing: means the lending of moneys or any other thing of value for the purpose of facilitating residential construction pursuant to this chapter, including the making of construction loans and mortgage loans to purchasers of newly constructed and newly rehabilitated residences and the making of loans to qualified mortgage lenders, and the making of mortgage loans to purchasers of newly constructed or existing residences located in targeted areas as provided in Section 33760. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • fire protection services: includes , but is not limited to, emergency medical services where provided by a local agency directly or by contract. See California Government Code 53971.4
  • firearm: has the meaning provided in subdivision (a) of Section 16520. See California Government Code 15050
  • Firefighting apparatus and equipment: means any vehicle and its associated equipment that is designed and intended for use primarily for firefighting. See California Government Code 40516
  • fiscal year: means a year commencing on July 1 and ending on the next June 30. See California Health and Safety Code 33492.28
  • 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).
  • flash incarceration: is a period of detention in a city or county jail due to a violation of an offender's conditions of postrelease supervision. See California Government Code 38636
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 and adequate consideration: as used in this title means fair market value. See California Government Code 53363.9
  • 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 Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund created by Section 2280. See California Government Code 31471
  • Fund: means the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund established by Section 50661 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Government Code 14106
  • Fund: means the Earthquake Safety and Public Buildings Rehabilitation Fund of 1990 created pursuant to Section 8878. See California Government Code 14135
  • Fund: means the Seismic Retrofit Bond Fund of 1996 created pursuant to Section 8879. See California Government Code 14554.8
  • Fund: means the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Fund of 2006 created pursuant to Section 8879. See California Government Code 14556.12
  • Fund: means the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Fund of 2002 created pursuant to Section 79510. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • Fund: means the Tobacco Settlement Fund. See California Government Code 53856.1
  • Fund: means the Household Movers Fund established pursuant to Section 19229. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • 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
  • garbage: means any waste which consists in whole or in part of any animal waste that results from the handling, preparing, cooking, and consuming of food, including the offal from any animal carcass or from any part of an animal carcass. See California Government Code 54667
  • 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
  • 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
  • general assignment for the benefit of creditors: means an assignment which satisfies all of the following requirements:

    California Government Code 14672.85

  • General election: means either of the following:

    California Education Code 88104

  • General obligation bonds: means bonds, warrants, notes or other evidence of indebtedness of a local agency payable, both principal and interest, from the proceeds of ad valorem taxes or ad valorem assessments which may be levied without limitation as to rate or amount upon property in the local agency subject to taxation or assessment. See California Government Code 53500
  • general partner: means :

    California Government Code 53398.15

  • 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
  • gift certificate: includes gift cards, but does not include any gift card usable with multiple sellers of goods or services, provided the expiration date, if any, is printed on the card. See California Government Code 40538
  • Good faith: means participation by a party in the neutral evaluation process with the intent to negotiate toward a resolution of the issues that are the subject of the neutral evaluation process, including the timely provision of complete and accurate information to provide the relevant parties through the neutral evaluation process with sufficient information, in a confidential manner, to negotiate the readjustment of the municipality's debt. See California Government Code 53760.1
  • Goods: means tangible and intangible personal property. See California Government Code 37504
  • Goods: includes wares or merchandise. See California Education Code 19520
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grant anticipation note: means a note issued upon the security of specified accounts receivable from state or federal governments, including, without limitation, grants, loans, or a combination of both, for which funds have been appropriated and committed to a local agency. See California Government Code 53859
  • Grantee: means the department, division, or other unit of a person or organization responsible for the performance under the grant. See California Government Code 14856
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guarantor: means a person who guarantees the obligation of a consumer under a consumer contract by signing a consumer contract guaranty. See California Government Code 37504
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • handler: means any person that engages in the operation of selling, marketing, or processing any of the crops vulnerable to damage from curly top virus, as covered by this chapter, which he or she has purchased, or acquired from a producer or which he or she is marketing, selling or processing on behalf of a producer, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker, or otherwise. See California Government Code 53559
  • 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.
  • Household mover: includes every corporation or person, their lessees, trustee, receivers, or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, engaged in the permitted or unpermitted transportation for compensation or hire as a business by means of a motor vehicle or motor vehicles being used in the transportation of used household goods and personal effects over any public highway in this state. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • 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
  • 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 the business of shopping cart or laundry cart retrieval: means to search for, gather, and restore possession to the owner, or an agent thereof, for compensation or in expectation of compensation, of shopping carts or laundry carts located outside the premises or parking area of a retail establishment. See California Government Code 53595.30
  • Incidental benefit: is a n accommodation, product, service, discount, or other benefit, other than an exchange program, that is offered to a prospective purchaser of a time-share interest prior to the end of the rescission period set forth in Section 11238, the continuing availability of which for the use and enjoyment of owners of time-share interests in the time-share plan is limited to a term of not more than three years, subject to renewal or extension. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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 the instrument providing the terms and conditions for the issuance of the debt instruments, and may be a resolution, order, agreement, or other instrument. See California Government Code 53595
  • Indirect expenses: means those items that are identified as indirect costs in the federal Office of Management and Budget, Circular A-87 on January 1, 1985. See California Government Code 40516
  • 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
  • Infill opportunity zone: means a specific area designated by a city or county, pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 65088. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Informed decision: means a decision by an individual with a terminal disease to request and obtain a prescription for a drug that the individual may self-administer to end the individual's life, that is based on an understanding and acknowledgment of the relevant facts, and that is made after being fully informed by the attending physician of all of the following:

    California Government Code 53633

  • 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.
  • inquiry: is a writing that is posted by mail to the address of the card issuer to which payments are normally tendered, unless another address is specifically indicated on the statement for that purpose, then to that other address, and that is received by the card issuer no later than 60 days after the card issuer transmitted the first periodic statement that reflects the alleged billing error, and that does all of the following:

    California Government Code 40236

  • Inspector: means the supervisor of the precinct board of which he or she is a member. See California Education Code 88104.5
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Interested party: means a trustee, a committee of creditors, an affected creditor, an indenture trustee, a pension fund, a bondholder, a union that, under its collective bargaining agreements, has standing to initiate contract or debt restructuring negotiations with the municipality, or a representative selected by an association of retired employees of the public entity who receive income from the public entity convening the neutral evaluation. See California Government Code 53760.1
  • Interregional travel: means any trips that originate outside the boundary of the agency. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Invention: shall mean (1) an invention, (2) an idea, (3) a concept, or (4) any combination thereof. See California Government Code 53398.88
  • Invention developer: shall mean any person, firm, corporation, or association, and the agents, employees, or representatives of such person, firm, corporation, or association that develops or promotes or offers to develop or promote an invention, except (1) any department or agency of the federal, state, or local government, (2) any charitable, scientific, educational, religious, or other organization qualified under Section 501(c)(3) or described in Section 170(b)(1)(a) of the Internal Revenue of Code of 1954, as amended, (3) any person, firm, corporation, association, or other entity whose gross receipts from contracts for invention development services, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 22371, do not exceed 10 percent of its gross receipts from all sources during the fiscal year preceding the year in which any contract for invention development services is signed, or (4) any person, firm, corporation, association or other entity that does not charge a fee for invention development services. See California Government Code 53398.88
  • Invention development services: shall include acts required or promised to be performed, or actually performed, or both, by an invention developer for a customer. See California Government Code 53398.88
  • Investing agency: means the Public Employees' Retirement System, as defined by Section 20004. See California Government Code 53800
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • isomer: includes optical and geometrical (diastereomeric) isomers. See California Government Code 53723
  • Issue: includes use, distribute, give away, sell and furnish. See California Government Code 53395.24
  • Issuer: means a city, county, city and county, school district, community college district, or special district, secured by the levy of ad valorem taxes, authorized to issue bonds pursuant to this article. See California Government Code 53507
  • Issuer: shall mean the authority when the authority is the issuer of the bonds, and shall mean the project sponsor when the authority has authorized the project sponsor to be the issuer of the bonds. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • 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 meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • joint powers board: means the governing board of a joint exercise of powers agency established pursuant to Article 5. See California Government Code 14070
  • Joint 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
  • Judicial office: means the office filled by any judicial officer. See California Education Code 88105
  • jurisdiction: means a city, city and county, or county. See California Government Code 31494.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Justice reinvestment: is a data-driven approach to reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending and reinvest savings in strategies designed to increase public safety. See California Education Code 1046
  • Kerosene: means a fuel offered for sale that meets the standards for kerosene prescribed in this chapter. See California Government Code 53250
  • knowingly: import s only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See California Education Code 1012
  • Laundry cart: means a basket which is mounted on wheels and used in a coin-operated laundry or drycleaning retail establishment by a customer or an attendant for the purpose of transporting fabrics and the supplies necessary to process them. See California Government Code 53593
  • Laundry cart: means a basket which is mounted on wheels and used in a coin-operated laundry or drycleaning retail establishment by a customer or an attendant for the purpose of transporting fabrics and the supplies necessary to process them. See California Government Code 53595.30
  • law: includes the charter of any local agency. See California Government Code 31704
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • legislative body: means the city council or board of trustees in the case of a city, the board of supervisors in the case of a county or a city and county, or the board of directors, trustees, or governors or other governing body in the case of a special district or any other municipal or public corporation or district. See California Government Code 54706
  • Legislative body: means the city council, board of supervisors, or other legislative or governing body of a local agency. See California Government Code 53595
  • Legislative body: means the legislative body of the local agency as defined in Section 53000. See California Government Code 53500
  • Legislative body: means the governing body of the issuer. See California Government Code 53507
  • Legislative body: means the legislative body, as defined in Section 53000, of the local agency. See California Government Code 53540
  • legislative body: means the city council or board of trustees in the case of a city, the board of supervisors in the case of a county or a city and county, or the board of directors, trustees, or governors or other governing body in the case of a special district or any other municipal or public corporation or district. See California Government Code 53971
  • Legislative body: means the elected or appointed governing body or authority of a local agency. See California Government Code 53995
  • 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).
  • Level of service standard: is a threshold that defines a deficiency on the congestion management program highway and roadway system which requires the preparation of a deficiency plan. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: shall include a permit or a certificate issued by a state agency. See California Education Code 1097
  • License: as used in this chapter also includes a "permit". See California Government Code 53610
  • 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
  • Licensee: means the holder of a license issued under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) or Chapter 8. See California Government Code 54423
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • 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.
  • Loan: includes , but is not limited to, a borrowing by a local agency represented or to be represented by bonds of a local agency. See California Government Code 53859
  • Local agency: means any county, city, city and county, including a charter city or county, or any special district. See California Government Code 53412
  • local agency: means any city, county, city and county, special district, or any other municipal corporation or district. See California Government Code 54705
  • local agency: means public district, public corporation, authority, agency, board, commission, county, city and county, city, school district, or other public entity or any improvement district or zone thereof. See California Government Code 53580
  • Local agency: means any city, county, city and county, district, including, but not limited to, a school district or other public entity authorized to enter into a tax increment agreement. See California Government Code 53595
  • Local agency: means any city, city and county, or county. See California Government Code 14106
  • Local agency: means county, city, irrigation district, reclamation district, school district, or other municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53430
  • Local agency: means county, city, irrigation district, reclamation district, school district, sanitary district, or other municipal or public corporation. See California Government Code 53460
  • Local agency: means county, city, city and county, public district, or other public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53500
  • local agency: means county, city, city and county, public district or any public or municipal corporation, public agency or public authority. See California Government Code 53510
  • local agency: means county, city, city and county, public district or any public or municipal corporation, public agency or public authority. See California Government Code 53520
  • Local agency: means county, city, city and county, public district, public entity or authority, or other public or municipal corporation, including redevelopment agencies, housing authorities, and industrial development authorities. See California Government Code 53530
  • Local agency: means county, city, city and county, public district, public entity or authority or other public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53540
  • local agency: means county, city, city and county, including a chartered city or county, school district, community college district, public district, county board of education, county superintendent of schools, or any public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53600
  • local agency: means city and any district other than school districts required by the Advisory Committee and the Controller to furnish financial reports pursuant to Section 12463. See California Government Code 53900
  • Local agency: means city, county, or other public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53920
  • local agency: means any city, county, or city and county, or a district, public authority, or any other political subdivision in the state. See California Government Code 53970
  • Local agency: means a city, county, city and county, special district, school district, community college district, county superintendent of schools, or any other agency of the state formed for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. See California Government Code 53983
  • Local agency: means a city, county, city and county, including a chartered city, county, or city and county, redevelopment agency, special district, school district, community college district, county board of education, county superintendent of schools, or any agency of the state formed for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. See California Government Code 53995
  • Local agency: means county, city, city and county, including a chartered city or county, a community college district, or other public agency or corporation in this state. See California Government Code 53630
  • local agency: means a city, county, or district empowered to levy and collect assessments or taxes. See California Government Code 53730.5
  • local agency: means city, county, or district empowered to levy or assess taxes. See California Government Code 53740
  • Local agency: means any county, city, or city and county. See California Government Code 53800
  • local agency: means county, city, regional park district, school district, community college district, or any other municipal or public corporation or district. See California Government Code 53820
  • Local agency: means a county or city, whether chartered or general law. See California Government Code 31685.9
  • local agency: means a county, city and county, city, school district of any type, community college district, county board of education, or any other municipal or public corporation or district. See California Government Code 53850
  • local agency: means county, city and county, city, school district, community college district, or any other municipal or public corporation or district. See California Government Code 53859
  • 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 city, county, municipality, or political subdivision. See California Government Code 53861
  • local agency: means any city, county, any district, and any community redevelopment agency required to furnish financial reports pursuant to Section 12463. See California Government Code 53890
  • 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 any city, county, city and county, special district, or county service area. See California Government Code 54250
  • 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 city, county, or subdivision of the State. See California Government Code 54030
  • local agency: means city, county, or district agricultural association. See California Government Code 54060
  • Local agency: means any city, county, special district, or any joint powers agency composed exclusively of those agencies, that provides fire suppression services. See California Government Code 40516
  • Local agency: means any city, city and county, county, or public district. See California Government Code 54125
  • Local agency: means any city, county, city and county, fire district, special district, or joint powers agency that provides fire suppression services. See California Government Code 40530
  • Local agency: means county, city, municipal corporation, or public district. See California Government Code 54141
  • local agency: means every city, county, city and county, district, or any other local governmental body or corporation empowered to expend public funds for the acquisition of property. See California Government Code 54201
  • local agency: means every city, whether organized under general law or by charter, county, city and county, and district, including school districts of any kind or class, empowered to acquire and hold real property. See California Government Code 54221
  • Local agency: means any county, city, city and county, public district, public entity or authority or other public or municipal corporation other than the federal government or any federal department or agency, this state, an adjoining state, any state department or agency or any school district in the state. See California Government Code 54240
  • Local agency: means a county, city, whether general law or chartered, city and county, school district, special district, authority, agency, any other municipal public corporation or district, or other political subdivision of the state. See California Health and Safety Code 4851
  • Local agency: means a local agency, as defined in Section 66000. See California Health and Safety Code 4864
  • Local agency: as used in this chapter , has the same meaning as provided in Section 66000. See California Health and Safety Code 4877
  • Local agency: as used in this chapter , means a local agency as defined in Section 66000. See California Health and Safety Code 4887.5
  • 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 consumer affairs agency: means and includes any city or county body which primarily provides consumer protection services. See California Government Code 53395.6
  • Local government: means any city, county, city and county, or special district. See California Government Code 14135
  • local government: means any county, city, city and county, including a chartered city or county, or any public or municipal corporation. See California Government Code 53720
  • Local jurisdiction: means a city, a county, or a city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Local public entity: means any county, city, district, public authority, public agency, or other entity, without limitation, that is a municipality as defined in Section 101(40) of Title 11 of the United States Code (bankruptcy), or that qualifies as a debtor under any other federal bankruptcy law applicable to local public entities, and also includes a successor agency to a redevelopment agency created pursuant to Part 1. See California Government Code 53760.1
  • Long-term health care facility: means any facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) that is any of the following:

    California Government Code 54423

  • 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
  • magistrate: signifies any one of the officers mentioned in Section 808. See California Education Code 1012
  • maliciously: import a wish to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or an intent to do a wrongful act, established either by proof or presumption of law. See California Education Code 1012
  • 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
  • manager: means a manager of a limited liability company. See California Government Code 53398.16
  • Managing entity: means the person who undertakes the duties, responsibilities, and obligations of the management of a time-share plan. See California Education Code 16313
  • mandatory supervision: shall mean the portion of a defendant's sentenced term during which time he or she is supervised by the county probation officer pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 1170. See California Education Code 1094
  • Manufacturer: means manufacturer, refiner, producer, or importer. See California Government Code 53250
  • Manufacturer: means any of the following:

    California Government Code 54238.5

  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Master Settlement Agreement: means the settlement agreement and related documents entered into on November 23, 1998, by the state and leading United States tobacco product manufacturers. See California Government Code 53856.1
  • Matching funds: means funds made available by nonstate sources, which may include, but are not limited to, donated services from nonstate sources. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 7010
  • 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
  • Medically confirmed: means the medical diagnosis and prognosis of the attending physician has been confirmed by a consulting physician who has examined the individual and the individual's relevant medical records. See California Government Code 53633
  • 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
  • Mental health specialist: means a psychiatrist or a licensed psychologist. See California Government Code 53633
  • Mental health specialist assessment: means one or more consultations between an individual and a mental health specialist for the purpose of determining that the individual has the capacity to make medical decisions and is not suffering from impaired judgment due to a mental disorder. See California Government Code 53633
  • Metropolitan area: means the greater metropolitan Sacramento area, including the City of Sacramento, the County of Sacramento, and the eastern part of Yolo County. See California Government Code 14679.5
  • missing person: includes , but is not limited to, any of the following:

    California Government Code 14669.17

  • 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
  • Mobilehome Residency Law: means the Mobilehome Residency Law (Chapter 2. See California Government Code 54310
  • Monetary instrument: means United States currency and coin. See California Government Code 14556.52
  • month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Education Code 1012
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Education Code 17389
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • 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: means every motor truck, tractor, or other self-propelled vehicle used for transportation of property over the public highways, other than upon fixed rails or tracks, and any trailer, semitrailer, dolly, or other vehicle drawn thereby. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Motor vehicle fuel: means "engine fuel" when that term is used in this chapter. See California Government Code 53250
  • Multimodal: means the utilization of all available modes of travel that enhance the movement of people and goods, including, but not limited to, highway, transit, nonmotorized, and demand management strategies including, but not limited to, telecommuting. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • 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
  • 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
  • Navigable water: includes a harbor, bay, inlet, and estuary. See California Government Code 39930
  • negligently: import a want of such attention to the nature or probable consequences of the act or omission as a prudent man ordinarily bestows in acting in his own concerns. See California Education Code 1012
  • Neutral arbitrator: means an arbitrator who is (1) . See California Government Code 38733
  • Neutral evaluation: is a form of alternative dispute resolution that may be known as mandatory mediation. See California Government Code 53760.1
  • 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
  • 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 Health and Safety Code 33624
  • Nonpartisan office: means an office, except for a voter-nominated office, for which no party may nominate a candidate. See California Education Code 88114
  • nonresident: means a person who is not a resident of this State at the time he or she engages in business in the State as described in Section 19215. See California Government Code 53858
  • Nonresident: means a person who is not a resident of this State at the time the accident or collision occurs or at the time a cause of action or claim for relief arises against him, and also means a person who, at the time the accident or collision occurs or at the time a cause of action or claim for relief arises against him is a resident of this State but subsequently becomes a nonresident of this State. See California Government Code 53464
  • 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
  • notice of a public hearing: means a notice that includes the date, time, and place of a public hearing, the identity of the hearing body or officer, a general explanation of the matter to be considered, and a general description, in text or by diagram, of the location of the real property, if any, that is the subject of the hearing. See California Health and Safety Code 4780
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 17324
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 88115
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See California Education Code 17389
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 17493
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 19423
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 19482
  • Offer: means any inducement, solicitation, or other attempt, whether by marketing, advertisement, oral or written presentation, or any other means, to encourage a person to acquire a time-share interest in a time-share plan, other than as security for an obligation. See California Education Code 16313
  • offer: means to solicit proposals prior to sale in a manner calculated to achieve a sale under the conditions specified, and to hold the offer open for a reasonable period of time, which shall be no more than one year, unless the time is extended by the selling agency at its discretion, for a period to be specified by the selling agency. See California Government Code 54236
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 14135
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 14177
  • 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 40516
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 40530
  • Office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Government Code 40546
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • open-space purposes: means the use of land for public recreation, enjoyment of scenic beauty, or conservation or use of natural resources. See California Government Code 54221
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • order: include a decree, as appropriate under the circumstances. See California Government Code 50972
  • ordinance: includes "resolution" where the local agency is authorized to act only by resolution. See California Government Code 53971.5
  • Organization: includes any lodge, order, beneficial association, fraternal or beneficial society or association, historical, military, or veterans organization, labor union, or any other similar society, organization, or association or degree, branch, subordinate lodge, or auxiliary thereof. See California Government Code 53370
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Parent and child relationship: as used in this part means the legal relationship existing between a child and the child's natural or adoptive parents incident to which the law confers or imposes rights, privileges, duties, and obligations. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6939.16
  • 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 area: means a parking lot or other property provided by a retailer for use by a customer for parking an automobile or other vehicle. See California Government Code 53593
  • Parking cash-out program: means an employer-funded program under which an employer offers to provide a cash allowance to an employee equivalent to the parking subsidy that the employer would otherwise pay to provide the employee with a parking space. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Participating party: means any person, corporation, partnership, firm, or other entity or group of entities requiring financing for residential construction pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • 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 to the arbitration: means a party to the arbitration agreement:

    California Government Code 38733

  • party-nominated office: means any of the following offices:

    California Education Code 88121

  • peace officer: signify any one of the officers mentioned in Chapter 4. See California Education Code 1012
  • Peer review: is a review conducted by a multidisciplinary group of experienced technical professionals, including, but not limited to, architects and structural and geotechnical engineers who have recognized expertise in the design and performance of earthquake hazard mitigation technologies, who are independent of the subject of the review, and who are peers with the same professional registration as that of the design professionals responsible for the subject of the review. See California Government Code 54245
  • Pension board: as used in this article , means the board of retirement. See California Government Code 31884
  • Person: means a natural person, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, joint venture, association, estate, trust, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or other legal entity, or any combination thereof. See California Education Code 16313
  • person: includes any individual, partnership, firm, association, or corporation. See California Education Code 17289
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 17496
  • person: includes an individual, partnership, firm, association, or corporation. See California Government Code 53395.17
  • Person: includes persons, firm, firms, corporation and corporations. See California Government Code 53395.24
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Government Code 50973
  • person: includes individuals, limited liability companies, partnerships and other associations, and corporations. See California Government Code 53398.17
  • Person: includes an individual, a firm, or a copartnership. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • Person: includes a promoter, club, individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other organization. See California Government Code 53510
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, or any business entity. See California Government Code 40563
  • 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: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19426
  • person: includes a California Native American tribe that is on the contact list maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission. See California Health and Safety Code 4773
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Education Code 19500
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17413
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17389
  • personal property: include money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 1012
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • persons and families of low or moderate income: means persons and families who meet both of the following conditions:

    California Government Code 54236

  • 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 plaintiff, where appropriate. See California Government Code 50978
  • 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
  • Physician: means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy currently licensed to practice medicine in this state. See California Government Code 53633
  • Placed in service: means to permit the use of a device that has been tested and found to be correct, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 12500, and type approved, as provided for in Section 12500. See California Government Code 53356.03
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plaintiff: includes a cross-complainant. See California Government Code 14880
  • Plan: means a plan which specifies the new public facilities to serve residential, commercial, and industrial developments within a defined area and the financing and construction schedule of new public facilities. See California Government Code 53983
  • Planning review area: means the territory included in a general plan or in any specific plan of a city or county. See California Health and Safety Code 4797
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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.
  • Pledge: means pledge, assign, place a charge upon and place a lien upon. See California Government Code 53500
  • police protection services: includes county criminal justice facilities, which shall be limited to, jails, detention facilities, and juvenile halls. See California Government Code 53971.3
  • 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
  • Pooled securities: means eligible securities held by an agent of depository for a depository and securing deposits of one or more local agencies. See California Government Code 53630
  • 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
  • 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Preparedness: means long-term preearthquake hazard mitigation, reconstruction, and recovery planning and preparation for emergency response. See California Government Code 31493
  • prescription drug claims processor: as used in this part , means any nongovernmental entity which has a contractual relationship with purchasers of prepaid or insured prescription drug benefits, and which processes, consults, advises on, or otherwise assists in the processing of prepaid or insured prescription drug benefit claims submitted by a licensed California pharmacy or patron thereof. See California Government Code 37547
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Pretrial conference: A meeting of the judge and lawyers to discuss which matters should be presented to the jury, to review evidence and witnesses, to set a timetable, and to discuss the settlement of the case.
  • Primary election: includes all primary nominating elections provided for by this code. See California Education Code 88127
  • prior law: means the applicable law as in effect prior to January 1, 1977. See California Government Code 31484
  • Private law: A private bill enacted into law. Private laws have restricted applicability, often addressing immigration and naturalization issues affecting individuals.
  • Privatization project: as used in this article , includes the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority's Arlington Basin Groundwater Desalter Project, which will treat groundwater contaminated by wastewater. See California Government Code 54250
  • Privatizer: means any corporation, partnership, or natural person, excluding municipal corporations, which owns and operates a wastewater or sewerage project pursuant to a franchise, license, or service agreement with a local agency. See California Government Code 54250
  • Pro per: A slang expression sometimes used to refer to a pro se litigant. It is a corruption of the Latin phrase "in propria persona." Source: U.S. Courts
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Proceeding: includes an action. See California Government Code 50974
  • Process: signifies a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See California Education Code 17389
  • 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
  • Program: means the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program established pursuant to this part. See California Government Code 54310
  • Project: means a program of work to retrofit, reconstruct, repair, replace, or relocate, for local government-owned facilities only, a building, facility, or both, which is owned by any city, county, city and county, or special district and which is included in an application for a grant of funds. See California Government Code 14135
  • project: includes equipment purchase, construction, right-of-way acquisition, and project delivery costs. See California Government Code 14556.41
  • Project: includes , but is not limited to, financing, designing, constructing, repairing, replacing, maintaining, and operating collector systems, pumping stations, treatment plants, and lateral interceptors, and outfall sewers. See California Government Code 54250
  • project: means either of the following:

    California Government Code 31499.2

  • Project: shall mean and include all or a portion of the planning, design, development, finance, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, acquisition, lease, operation, or maintenance of highway, public street, rail, bus, or related facilities supplemental to or improvements upon existing facilities currently owned or operated by the department or other project sponsor. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • Project: means the purposes for which a district has applied for assistance in the rehabilitation or replacement of unsafe school facilities at a given attendance center. See California Education Code 16314
  • 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
  • Project area: includes both of the following:

    California Government Code 14706

  • Project sponsor: shall mean either the department, a regional transportation planning agency designated pursuant to Section 29532 or 29532. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • Promotion: means a plan or device, including one involving the possibility of a prospective purchaser receiving a vacation, discount vacation, gift, or prize, used by a developer, or an agent, independent contractor, or employee of any of the same on behalf of the developer, in connection with the offering and sale of time-share interests in a time-share plan. See California Education Code 16313
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See California Education Code 1012
  • Property: includes real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Government Code 50975
  • Property: means real or personal property, easement, license, or other right in property. See California Government Code 54030
  • Proposed action: means a proposal to adopt or amend all or part of a general or specific plan or to adopt or amend a zoning ordinance, but does not include action taken by an ordinance that became effective immediately pursuant to subdivision (b) or (d) of Section 25123 or pursuant to Section 65858. See California Health and Safety Code 4797
  • Protection: means formal admission into a witness protection program established by this title memorialized by a written agreement between local or state prosecutors and the witness. See California Government Code 38791
  • 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.
  • 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: includes a federal agency if the requirements of this part would not conflict with, or be preempted by, the requirements of federal law. See California Government Code 54343
  • Public agency: means any state agency, any county, city and county, city, regional agency, public district, redevelopment agency, or any other political subdivision. See California Government Code 54245
  • 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 beach: means any beach area used for recreational purposes which is owned, operated or controlled by the State, any state agency or any local agency. See California Government Code 54090
  • Public building: includes any structure, building, facility, or work which a local agency is authorized to construct and automobile parking lots, landscaping, and other facilities, including 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 53800
  • Public building: means a public building, as defined in Section 15802. See California Government Code 14710
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public facilities: includes public improvements, public services, and community amenities. See California Health and Safety Code 4851
  • Public highway: includes every public street, road, or highway in this state. See California Government Code 53859.01
  • 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, sublease, contract or other agreement involving land or buildings, structures, or other facilities which are permanently attached to land, where the agreement is made directly or indirectly between the local agency and a public leaseback corporation, if the proceeds of the agreement provided by the local agency will be used in whole or in part by such public leaseback corporation for payment of principal of or interest on its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness. See California Government Code 54240
  • Public place: means any street, alley, park, public building, any place of business or assembly open to or frequented by the public, and any other place that is open to the public view, or to which the public has access. See California Government Code 53633
  • Public report: means a preliminary public report, conditional public report, final public report, or other such disclosure document authorized for use in connection with the offering of time-share interests pursuant to this chapter. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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: means a person under 18 years of age who is matriculated in a course of instruction in an educational institution within the scope of Section 32255. See California Education Code 51007
  • Purchase contract: means a document pursuant to which a developer becomes legally obligated to sell, and a purchaser becomes legally obligated to buy, a time-share interest. See California Education Code 16313
  • Purchaser: means any person, other than a developer, who by means of a voluntary transfer for consideration acquires a legal or equitable interest in a time-share plan other than as security for an obligation. See California Education Code 16313
  • Qualified individual: means an adult who has the capacity to make medical decisions, is a resident of California, and has satisfied the requirements of this part in order to obtain a prescription for a drug to end his or her life. See California Government Code 53633
  • Qualified mortgage lender: means a mortgage lender authorized by a redevelopment agency to do business with the agency and to aid in financing pursuant to this chapter on behalf of the agency, for which service the qualified mortgage lender will be reasonably compensated. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • Quality control and quality assurance program: means the laboratory procedures implemented to ensure that operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors, and equipment-related problems do not affect the results of the testing. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • quality mark: means any mark indicating or purporting to indicate that any article is composed of gold or of any of its alloys or indicating or purporting to indicate the quality, fineness, quantity, weight or kind of gold or its alloys in an article. See California Government Code 53398.81
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rebuttable presumption: shall be deemed a presumption which affects the burden of producing evidence. See California Education Code 88132
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Reconstruction: means the reconstruction of the real property, or portion thereof, where the property after reconstruction is substantially equivalent to the property prior to damage or destruction. See California Health and Safety Code 4864
  • records: means all papers, maps, exhibits, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic films and prints, punched cards, and other documents produced, received, owned or used by an agency, regardless of physical form or characteristics. See California Government Code 14741
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Recovery Account: shall be deemed to refer to the Consumer Recovery Account. See California Education Code 16096
  • Redevelopment agency: means a redevelopment agency established pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000) of Division 24 of the Health and Safety Code and includes a community development commission exercising the powers granted to a redevelopment agency pursuant to Section 34141 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Government Code 53595
  • Redevelopment plan: means the Capitol Area Plan approved by the Director of General Services on March 15, 1977, and referred to in Section 8160, and the plan prepared pursuant to Section 8182. See California Government Code 14706
  • Redevelopment project area: means a project area, as defined in Section 33320. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • refunding bonds: means bonds issued to refund bonds. See California Government Code 53580
  • refuse: shall include all of the following: (a) animal, fruit and vegetable refuse. See California Health and Safety Code 4740
  • Region: as used in this chapter , means the area included within a district. See California Government Code 31473
  • regional agency: means the agency responsible for preparation of the regional transportation improvement program. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • 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
  • registrant: means a person or entity who is filing or has filed a fictitious business name statement, and who is the legal owner of the business. See California Government Code 53398.18
  • Registrant: means a person who files a brand under this article. See California Government Code 53369.7
  • Registrant: means any person who files and publishes a name, mark or device under this article. See California Government Code 53369.30
  • Rehabilitation: means repairs and improvements to a substandard residence necessary to make it meet local codes. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • 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.
  • Repeatability: means the range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory will fall 95 percent of the time. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Reservation system: means the method, arrangement, or procedure by which a purchaser, in order to reserve the use or occupancy of any accommodation of a multisite time-share plan for one or more time-share periods, is required to compete with other purchasers in the same multisite time-share plan, regardless of whether the reservation system is operated and maintained by the multisite time-share plan managing entity, an exchange company, or any other person. See California Education Code 16313
  • Residence: includes condominium and cooperative dwelling units, and includes both real property improved with single-family residential structures and real property improved with multiple-family residential structures. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • Residential construction: means the construction of new residences or the rehabilitation and improvement of substandard residences to meet requirements of local codes and the redevelopment plan. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • Residential development: means a project containing residential dwellings, including mobilehomes, of one or more units or a subdivision of land for the purpose of constructing one or more residential dwelling units. See California Health and Safety Code 4814
  • Resignation: as used in this article , does not include a resignation, express or implied, which is for the purpose of accepting an elective or appointive public office. See California Health and Safety Code 33622
  • response: is a writing that is responsive to an inquiry and mailed to the cardholder's address last known to the card issuer. See California Government Code 40236
  • 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, 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
  • Retail motor fuel dispenser: means a device that dispenses fuel that is used to power internal combustion engines, including motor vehicle engines, that processes the sale of fuel through a remote electronic payment system, and that is in a location where an employee or other agent of the seller is not present. See California Government Code 40236
  • Retail motor fuel payment island automated cashier: means a remote electronic payment processing station that processes the retail sale of fuel that is used to power internal combustion engines, including motor vehicle engines, that is in a location where an employee or other agent of the seller is not present, and that is located in close proximity to a retail motor fuel dispenser. See California Government Code 40236
  • Retailer: means a person who engages in the sale of cigarettes, but not for the purpose of resale. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • Retailer: means every person other than a card issuer who furnishes money, goods, services, or anything else of value upon presentation of a credit card by a cardholder. See California Government Code 40236
  • Retrofit: means to either strengthen the structure of a building or facility, or to provide the means necessary to reduce the seismic force level experienced by a building or facility during an earthquake, so as to significantly reduce hazards to life and safety while concomitantly providing for the substantially safe egress of occupants during and immediately after such an earthquake. See California Government Code 14135
  • Revenue bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations issued by an agency pursuant to this chapter and which are payable exclusively from revenues and from any other funds specified in this chapter upon which the revenue bonds may be made a charge and from which they are payable. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • Revenue-producing facility: means an improvement, works, system or facility furnishing or providing services or products for which the local agency is authorized to impose a charge. See California Government Code 53500
  • Revenues: means all amounts received as repayment of principal, interest, and all other charges received for, and all other income and receipts derived by, the redevelopment agency from the financing of residential construction, including moneys deposited in a sinking, redemption, or reserve fund or other fund to secure the revenue bonds or to provide for the payment of the principal of, or interest on, the revenue bonds. See California Health and Safety Code 33753
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Roster: means the official list of voters for an election, which may be in paper or electronic form. See California Education Code 88138
  • Royalty recipient: means a party to a contract for the furnishing of services in the production of sound recordings, as defined in Section 101 of Title 17 of the United States Code, who has the right to receive royalties under that contract. See California Government Code 37545
  • Rural area: means territory that is outside of any urbanized area designated by the United States Census Bureau from the 1980 federal census. See California Government Code 40516
  • 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
  • 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
  • San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority: means a joint exercise of powers agency formed under Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 6500) of Division 7 of Title 1 for purposes of assuming administrative responsibility for the San Joaquin Corridor under an interagency transfer agreement pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 14070). See California Government Code 14074
  • Savings association or federal association: means a savings association, savings and loan association, or savings bank as defined by Section 5102 of the Financial Code. See California Government Code 53630
  • School building: as used in this article means and includes any building used, or designed to be used, for elementary or secondary school purposes and constructed, reconstructed, altered, or added to, by the state or by any city or city and county, or by any political subdivision, or by any school district of any kind within the state, or by any regional occupational center or program created by or authorized to act by an agreement under joint exercise of power, or by the United States government, or any agency thereof. See California Education Code 17283
  • seal: includes an impression of such seal upon the paper alone, or upon any substance attached to the paper capable of receiving a visible impression. See California Education Code 1012
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See California Government Code 14002.5
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • Secretary: means the secretary of each state agency as set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 12800. See California Government Code 40546
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Education Code 19961
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation. See California Government Code 14070
  • Secured credit card: means any credit card issued under an agreement or other instrument that pledges, hypothecates, or places a lien on real property or money or other personal property to secure the cardholder's obligations to the card issuer. See California Government Code 40236
  • 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: means any of the eligible securities or obligations listed in Section 53651. See California Government Code 53630
  • Self-administer: means a qualified individual's affirmative, conscious, and physical act of administering and ingesting the aid-in-dying drug to bring about his or her own death. See California Government Code 53633
  • sell: means any transfer, exchange, or barter, in any manner or by any means whatever, or any agreement for these purposes. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • 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 has entered into a consumer contract with a consumer. See California Government Code 37504
  • service: includes the cost of maintaining any facility used to provide any service. See California Government Code 54708
  • Service agency: means a person, as defined in Section 12011, that for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, repairs a commercial device. See California Government Code 53356.03
  • Service agent: means a person employed by a service agency to repair a commercial device. See California Government Code 53356.03
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Sewers: as used in this chapter includes lateral and collecting sewers, septic tanks and all other means of handling, gathering and disposing of sewage in the district. See California Health and Safety Code 4866
  • Sheriff: includes marshal. See California Education Code 17389
  • Shopping cart: means a basket which is mounted on wheels or a similar device generally used in a retail establishment by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind. See California Government Code 53593
  • Shopping cart: means a basket which is mounted on wheels or a similar device generally used in a retail establishment by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind. See California Government Code 53595.30
  • 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
  • single-family residence: means a real property improvement used, or intended to be used, as a dwelling unit for one family. See California Government Code 54236
  • Special design: means a design of a cigarette lighter that results in the cigarette lighter being significantly difficult for children under five years of age to operate. See California Government Code 54238
  • special district: shall mean an agency of the state, formed pursuant to general law or special act, for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries which utilizes the county treasury as a depository for its funds. See California Government Code 53950
  • special district: means any agency of the state for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. See California Government Code 53835
  • spouse: includes a registered domestic partner, as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17413
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 17389
  • spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 1012
  • 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 Government Code 51072
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 19407
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 19477
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 24935
  • 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 77
  • State: includes the District of Columbia and the territories when applied to the different parts of the United States, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Education Code 17389
  • State: means the State of California or any department, agency, or officer thereof. See California Government Code 31701
  • State: includes any department or agency thereof. See California Government Code 54141
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a commonwealth, territory, or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Government Code 51073
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 14022
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 19510
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5
  • State agency: means any office, department, commission, or agency of the State of California with authority to approve or recommend approval of the priority of allocation, or allocations, of state funds to local agencies or to approve or recommend approval of the priority or allocation of funds for state construction. See California Government Code 53983
  • state agency: shall include any state board, commission, bureau, or division created pursuant to the provisions of the Business and Professions Code, the Education Code, or the Chiropractic Initiative Act to license and regulate individuals who engage in certain businesses and professions. See California Education Code 1097
  • State agency: means any state agency providing residential or institutional fire protection, including, but not limited to, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. See California Government Code 40530
  • State Architect: means the Office of the State Architect. See California Government Code 14135
  • state board: whenever used in this code means the State Board of Education, unless the context requires otherwise. See California Education Code 88
  • State building or facility: means any building or structure owned by a state agency, which is identified pursuant to Section 8878. See California Government Code 14135
  • 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 Highway Account: means the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund. See California Government Code 14554.8
  • state park lands: means any lands subject to the control of the Department of Parks and Recreation. See California Government Code 54355
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Statutes at large: A chronological listing of the laws enacted each Congress. They are published in volumes numbered by Congress.
  • Steam vessel: means any vessel which is propelled by machinery. See California Education Code 19514
  • Story: means that portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above, except that the topmost story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above. See California Government Code 54347
  • 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 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 19424
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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
  • supplies: means containers, equipment or supplies bearing a brand. See California Government Code 53369.7
  • Supplies: means supplies bearing a name, mark or device filed and published under this article. See California Government Code 53369.30
  • Support: refers to a support obligation owing on behalf of a child, spouse, or family, or an amount owing pursuant to Section 17402. See California Government Code 51075
  • 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 land: means land owned by any local agency, that is determined to be no longer necessary for the agency's use, except property being held by the agency for the purpose of exchange. See California Government Code 54221
  • surplus residential property: means land and structures owned by any agency of the state that is determined to be no longer necessary for the agency's use, and that is developed as single-family or multifamily housing, except property being held by the agency for the purpose of exchange. See California Government Code 54236
  • taker-up: means any person that takes up an estray animal pursuant to Section 17041. See California Government Code 54409
  • Tax increment: means that portion of tax revenues allocated to a redevelopment agency pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 33670 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Government Code 53595
  • Tax increment agreement: means any agreement between a local agency and a redevelopment agency which allocates tax increment to the local agency pursuant to Section 33401 of the Health and Safety Code. See California Government Code 53595
  • Tax increment revenues: means tax increment received or receivable by a local agency pursuant to a tax increment agreement. See California Government Code 53595
  • taxes: shall include , but without limitation, all levies on an ad valorem basis upon land or real property. See California Health and Safety Code 33672
  • 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.
  • Terminal disease: means an incurable and irreversible disease that has been medically confirmed and will, within reasonable medical judgment, result in death within six months. See California Government Code 53633
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: includes any mode of oral statement made under oath or affirmation. See California Education Code 17389
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tidelands: includes submerged lands. See California Government Code 39930
  • Time-share instrument: means one or more documents, by whatever name denominated, creating or governing the operation of a time-share plan and includes the declaration dedicating accommodations to the time-share plan. See California Education Code 16313
  • Time-share interest: means and includes either of the following:

    California Education Code 16313

  • Time-share plan: means any arrangement, plan, scheme, or similar device, other than an exchange program, whether by membership agreement, sale, lease, deed, license, right to use agreement, or by any other means, whereby a purchaser, in exchange for consideration, receives ownership rights in or the right to use accommodations for a period of time less than a full year during any given year, on a recurring basis for more than one year, but not necessarily for consecutive years. See California Education Code 16313
  • Time-share property: means one or more accommodations subject to the same time-share instrument, together with any other property or rights to property appurtenant to those accommodations. See California Education Code 16313
  • 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 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
  • Town: includes "unincorporated town" and "village. See California Education Code 19430
  • transaction: means negotiated purchase and sale, gift, or devise. See California Government Code 53938
  • Transaction: includes the deposit, withdrawal, transfer, bailment, loan, payment, or exchange of currency, or a monetary instrument, as defined by subdivision (c), by, through, or to, a financial institution, as defined by subdivision (a). See California Government Code 14556.52
  • 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
  • Treasurer: means the treasurer of the local agency. See California Government Code 53995
  • Treasurer: means treasurer of the local agency. See California Government Code 53630
  • Trial jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • trip: means a one-direction vehicle movement. See California Health and Safety Code 4759.1
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Unauthorized use: means the use of a credit card by a person, other than the cardholder, (1) who does not have actual, implied, or apparent authority for that use and (2) from which the cardholder receives no benefit. See California Government Code 40236
  • unavailable: means that an officer is either killed, missing, or so seriously injured as to be unable to attend meetings and otherwise perform his duties. See California Government Code 38756
  • 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
  • unidentified person: means a person, living or deceased, whose identity the local investigative agency is unable to determine. See California Government Code 14669.17
  • United States: includes any department, board, agency, or officer thereof. See California Government Code 31701
  • United States: includes any department, board, or agency thereof. See California Government Code 54141
  • United States: means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to act in relation thereto. See California Education Code 14022.5
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • 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
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • vessel: means a vessel as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 651 of the Harbors and Navigation Code. See California Education Code 1012
  • Vessel: includes ships of all kinds, steamboats, steamships, canal boats, barges, sailing vessels, and every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place for the transportation of merchandise or persons. See California Education Code 19511
  • 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 against whom a crime has been committed. See California Government Code 14907
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • 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
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
  • 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 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
  • Weeds: as used in this article , includes any of the following:

    California Government Code 39561.5

  • Wetlands: means lands that may be covered periodically or permanently with shallow water and include saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, open or closed brackish water marshes, swamps, mudflats, fens, and vernal pools. See California Harbors and Navigation Code 6963
  • Wharf: includes pier, quay, or landing. See California Education Code 19515
  • Wholesaler: means a wholesaler as defined in Section 30016 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. See California Government Code 54238.5
  • willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act, or make the omission referred to. See California Education Code 1012
  • Witness: means any person who has been or is expected to testify for the prosecution, or who, by reason of having relevant information, is subject to call or likely to be called as a witness for the prosecution, whether or not any action or proceeding has yet been commenced. See California Government Code 14907
  • Witness: means any person who has been summoned, or is reasonably expected to be summoned, to testify in a criminal matter, including grand jury proceedings, for the people whether or not formal legal proceedings have been filed. See California Government Code 38791
  • Working capital: means moneys to be used by, or on behalf of, a project sponsor to pay or prepay maintenance or operation expenses or any other costs that would be treated as an expense item, under generally accepted accounting principles, in connection with the ownership or operation of a project, including, but not limited to, reserves for maintenance or operation expenses, interest for a period not to exceed one year on any loan for working capital made pursuant to this division, and reserves for debt service with respect to, and any costs necessary or incidental to, that financing. See California Government Code 53395.14
  • writ: signifies an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer, and the word "process" a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See California Education Code 1012
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer. See California Education Code 17389
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writing: includes printing and typewriting. See California Education Code 17389
  • Written agreement: shall be deemed to include a written agreement which has been extended or renewed by an oral or implied agreement. See California Government Code 38733