Chapter 4 The Radiation Protection Act of 1999
Chapter 5 Containment of Radioactive Materials
Chapter 6 Radiologic Technology
Chapter 7 Atomic Energy Development
Chapter 8 Radiation Control Law
Chapter 9 Nuclear Powerplant Radiation
Chapter 12 Protection from Effects of Exposure to Radioactive Iodine in Nuclear Emergencies

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 104 > Part 9 - RADIATION

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • area median income: means the median family income of a geographic area of the state, as annually estimated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authority: means the California Pollution Control Financing Authority. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • 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.
  • Board: means the Public Employment Relations Board established pursuant to Section 3541 of the Education Code. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • Byproduct material: means any radioactive material, except special nuclear material, yielded in, or made radioactive by exposure to the radiation incident to, the process of producing or utilizing special nuclear material. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • California Capital Access Fund: means a fund created within the authority to be used for purposes of the program. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Casualty broker-agent: means a person licensed pursuant to Section 1625. See California Insurance Code 33.5
  • Certified supervisor or operator: means a licentiate of the healing arts who has been certified under subdivision (e) of Section 114870 or 107111 to supervise the operation of X-ray machines or to operate X-ray machines, or both. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • City: includes "city and county. See California Insurance Code 15
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Public Utilities Code 19
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a member of the commission. See California Public Utilities Code 20
  • Commissioner: means any county agricultural commissioner. See California Food and Agricultural Code 26
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Insurance Code 20
  • Committee: means the Mortgage Bond and Tax Credit Allocation Committee, which is renamed the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Committee: means the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • 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 development infrastructure: means California debt, including all debt issued by the State of California or a California state or local government agency, if all or a portion of the debt has as its primary purpose community development for, or that directly benefits, underserved or low-to-moderate-income communities and is consistent with subdivision (b). See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Community development investment: includes , but is not limited to, investments in California in the following:

    California Insurance Code 926.1

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Food and Agricultural Code 29
  • County: includes city and county. See California Health and Safety Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Insurance Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Public Utilities Code 18
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • decontamination: as used in this chapter , means the reduction of the level of contamination from radioactive material to the level that the department determines is reasonably necessary to eliminate the hazard to public health that is caused by the contamination of any object, building, structure, or premises. See California Health and Safety Code 115180
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 20
  • Department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Department: means the State Department of Public Health. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 21
  • Director: means the State Director of Health Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic: means organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Insurance Code 26
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Eligible sponsors: means local governmental agencies, nonprofit corporations, including cooperative housing corporations, limited liability companies where all of the members are nonprofit public benefit corporations, and limited partnerships, as defined in subdivision (f). See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Emergency planning zone: means a zone identified in state and local government emergency plans where immediate decisions for effective public protective action from radiation may be necessary. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Employee organization: means any organization of any kind in which public transit district employees participate and that exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with public transit district employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment of employees. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • 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.
  • environment: means the aggregate of all factors that influence the conditions of life in or about the state or within any portion thereof, and which are affected by the use of pesticides or related materials within the state. See California Food and Agricultural Code 14101
  • Environment: means all places outside the control of the person responsible for the radioactive materials. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exclusive representative: means any recognized or certified employee organization or person it authorizes to act on its behalf. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Exercise: means an event that tests emergency plans and organizations and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency evaluates pursuant to Part 350 (commencing with Section 350. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • farmworker housing: means housing for agricultural workers that is available to, and occupied by, only farmworkers and their households. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Field tracer study: is a ny project, experiment, or study that includes provision for deliberate introduction of radioactive material into the environment for experimental or test purposes. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Financial institution: means a federal- or state-chartered bank, savings association, credit union, not-for-profit community development financial institution certified under Part 1805 (commencing with Section 1805. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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).
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign: means not organized under the laws of this State, whether or not admitted. See California Insurance Code 27
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the Predevelopment Loan Fund, which is replenished continuously by repayments of principal on loans made from the fund. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Geography: means a census tract delineated by the United States Bureau of the Census in the most recent decennial census. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Green investments: means investments that emphasize renewable energy projects, economic development, and affordable housing focused on infill sites so as to reduce the degree of automobile dependency and promote the use and reuse of existing urbanized lands supplied with infrastructure for the purpose of accommodating new growth and jobs. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Greenhouse: means a structure covered with transparent or translucent materials for the purpose of admitting natural light and controlling the atmosphere for growing plants, including floricultural, ornamental, or other nursery and agricultural products. See California Food and Agricultural Code 33
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • 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.
  • High-impact investments: means investments that are innovative, responsive to community needs, not routinely provided by insurers, and provide a minimum of 50 percent social or environmental benefits to underserved or low-to-moderate-income individuals, families, or communities in California. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • High-level radioactive waste: means either of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 114985

  • Housing: includes , but is not limited to, manufactured housing. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Housing credit: means the tax credit for low-income rental housing provided under Section 42 of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Housing credit applicant: means any owner, sponsor, or developer of a qualifying low-income building or project who applies to the committee for either of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 50199.7

  • Housing credit ceiling: means the amount specified in Section 42(h)(3)(C) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Impasse: means that the parties have reached a point in meeting and conferring at which their differences in positions are such that further meetings would be futile. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • Ingestion pathway phase: means the period beginning after any release of radioactive material from a nuclear powerplant accident when the plume emergency phase has ceased, and reliable environmental measurements are available for making decisions on additional protective actions to protect the food chain. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Ingestion pathway zone: means the 50-mile radius around each of the state's nuclear powerplants in which protective actions may be required to protect the food chain in the event of an emergency. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insurer: means an admitted insurer as defined in Section 24, including the State Compensation Insurance Fund, or a domestic fraternal benefit society as defined in Section 10990. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • 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
  • Interjurisdictional Planning Committee: means the planning committee, comprised of representatives of the Counties of Orange and San Diego, the Cities of Dana Point, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, the State Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Southern California Edison Company, established as a mechanism for coordinating integrated preparedness and response in the event of an emergency at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Investment: means a lawful equity or debt investment, or loan, or deposit obligation, or other investment or investment transaction allowed by the Insurance Code. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and X-rays. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Ionizing radiation: means gamma rays and X-rays. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • licensee: means an insurer, agent, broker, or any other person who is required to be licensed by the department. See California Insurance Code 38.6
  • Licentiate of the healing arts: means a person licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act, the provisions of the initiative act entitled "An act prescribing the terms upon which licenses may be issued to practitioners of chiropractic, creating the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and declaring its powers and duties, prescribing penalties for violation thereof, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith" approved by electors November 7, 1922, as amended, or the Osteopathic Act. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited partnerships: means limited partnerships where all of the general partners are either nonprofit public benefit corporations, limited liability companies where all of the members are nonprofit public benefit corporations, or a combination of nonprofit public benefit corporations and limited liability companies where all of the members are nonprofit public benefit corporations. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Limited permit: means a permit issued pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 114870 to persons to conduct radiologic technology limited to the performance of certain procedures or the application of X-rays to specific areas of the human body, except for a mammogram. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Local government: means a city or county that provides emergency response for a nuclear powerplant emergency. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Local governmental agencies: includes , but is not limited to, the duly constituted governing body of an Indian reservation or rancheria or a tribally designated housing entity as defined in Section 4103 of Title 25 of the United States Code and Section 50104. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Loss reserve account: means an account in the State Treasury or any financial institution that is established and maintained by the authority for the benefit of a financial institution participating in the Capital Access Loan Program established pursuant to this article for the purposes of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 44559.1

  • Low-level waste: means radioactive waste not classified as high-level radioactive waste, transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, or the byproduct material defined in Section 11(e)(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Mammogram: means an X-ray image of the human breast. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Mammogram: means an X-ray image of the human breast. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Mammography: means the procedure for creating a mammogram. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Mammography: means the procedure for creating a mammogram. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Mammography quality assurance: means the detection of a change in X-ray and ancillary equipment that adversely affects the quality of films and the glandular radiation dose, and the correction of this change. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Meet and confer: means the performance of the mutual obligation of the public transit district employer and the exclusive representative of the public transit district employees to meet at reasonable times and to confer in good faith with respect to matters within the scope of representation and to endeavor to reach agreement on matters within the scope of representation. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • middle-income families: means persons and families of low or moderate income whose income exceeds the income limit for lower income households. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Moderate-income: means an individual income that is at least 50 percent but less than 80 percent of the AMI, or a median family income that is at least 50 percent but less than 80 percent of the AMI in the case of a geographical area. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage: includes a trust deed, "mortgagor" includes a trustor under such trust deed, "mortgagee" includes a beneficiary under such trust deed, or a trustee exercising powers or performing duties granted to or imposed upon him thereunder, and "lien" in respect to real or personal property includes a charge or incumbrance arising out of a trust deed. See California Insurance Code 29
  • 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.
  • MSA: means a metropolitan statistical area as defined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Nonmetropolitan area: means any area that is not located in an MSA. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Nonprofit corporations: includes , but is not limited to, a tribally designated housing entity as defined in Section 4103 of Title 25 of the United States Code and Section 50104. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Insurance Code 17
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • office: means the Office of Emergency Services. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • 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.
  • Participating financial institution: means a financial institution that has been approved by the authority to enroll qualified loans in the program and has agreed to all terms and conditions set forth in this article and as may be required by any applicable federal law providing matching funding. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Passive real estate ownership: means ownership of real estate for the purpose of deriving income from speculation, trade, or rental, but does not include any of the following:

    California Health and Safety Code 44559.1

  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Health and Safety Code 19
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Insurance Code 19
  • Person: means one or more individuals, organizations, associations, corporations, boards, committees, commissions, agencies, or their representatives. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • Person: includes any association of persons, copartnership or corporation. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Person: means any individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, firm, association, trust, estate, public or private institution, group, agency, political subdivision of this state, any other state or political subdivision or agency thereof, and any legal successor, representative, agent, or agency of the foregoing, other than the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the United States Department of Energy, or any successor thereto, and other than federal government agencies licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, under prime contract to the United States Department of Energy, or any successor thereto. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Persons and families of low or moderate income: includes very low income households, as defined in Section 50105, extremely low income households, as defined in Section 50106, and lower income households as defined in Section 50079. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • Persons and families of median income: means persons and families whose income does not exceed the area median income, as adjusted by the department for family size in accordance with adjustment factors adopted and amended from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • persons of low income: means persons or families who are eligible for financial assistance specifically provided by a governmental agency for the benefit of occupants of housing financed pursuant to this division. See California Health and Safety Code 50093
  • 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.
  • Plume emergency phase: means the period beginning at the onset of an emergency at a nuclear powerplant when immediate decisions for public protective actions are needed. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Predevelopment loan: means a loan for required expenses, other than administrative and construction, that are incurred by eligible sponsors in the process of, and prior to, securing long-term financing for construction, conversion, preservation, or rehabilitation of assisted housing, and that are recoverable once long-term financing is obtained. See California Health and Safety Code 50530.5
  • Program: means the Capital Access Loan Program created pursuant to this article. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • project: has the meaning specified in Section 42(c)(2) of the federal Internal Revenue Code (26 U. See California Health and Safety Code 50199.7
  • Project: means the specific requirements and work to be accomplished by the job order contractor in connection with an individual job order. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Property broker-agent: means a person licensed pursuant to Section 1625. See California Insurance Code 33.5
  • Proposal: means the job order contractor prepared document quoting those construction tasks listed in the unit price catalog that the job order contractor requires to complete the project scope of work, together with the appropriate quantities of each task. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • 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 project: means :

    California Public Contract Code 20161

  • Qualified business: means a small business concern that meets both of the following criteria, regardless of whether the small business concern has operations that affect the environment:

    California Health and Safety Code 44559.1

  • Qualified loan: means a loan or a portion of a loan made by a participating financial institution to a qualified business for any business activity that has its primary economic effect in California. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Radioactive material: means any material or combination of materials that spontaneously emits ionizing radiation. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Radioactive waste: means any radioactive material that is discarded as nonusable. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Radiologic technologist: means any person, other than a licentiate of the healing arts, making application of X-rays to human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 114870. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Radiologic technology: means the application of X-rays on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Radiologic Technology Act: means Sections 106965 to 107120, inclusive, and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 114840) of Part 9 of Division 104. See California Health and Safety Code 27
  • Radiological monitoring: means the measurement of the amounts and kinds of radioactive materials in the environment. See California Health and Safety Code 114710
  • Recovery phase: means the period when actions designed to reduce radiation levels in the environment to acceptable levels for unrestricted use are commenced, and ending when all recovery actions have been completed. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Registration: means the reporting of possession of a source of radiation and the furnishing of information with respect thereto, in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 115060. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • 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.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Reservation-based: means an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the jurisdiction of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, provided that the tribe is named on the most current list of "Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services From the Bureau of Indian Affairs" or successor document, as published in the Federal Register by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. See California Insurance Code 926.1
  • Resident: means residing in this State, "nonresident" means not residing in this State. See California Insurance Code 30
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. See California Food and Agricultural Code 35
  • secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Health and Safety Code 114908
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Resources Agency. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Sell: includes offer for sale, expose for sale, possess for sale, exchange, barter, or trade. See California Food and Agricultural Code 44
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Severely affected community: means any area classified as an enterprise zone pursuant to the Enterprise Zone Act (Chapter 12. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Site: means the location of a nuclear powerplant and its surrounding emergency planning zone. See California Health and Safety Code 114650
  • Small Business Assistance Fund: means a fund created within the authority pursuant to Section 44548. See California Health and Safety Code 44559.1
  • Source material: means (1) uranium, thorium, or any other material which the department declares by rule to be source material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material to be such. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Special nuclear material: means (1) plutonium, uranium 233, uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, and any other material which the department declares by rule to be special nuclear material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material to be such, but does not include source material. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Specific license: means a license, issued after application, to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, or possess quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, byproduct, source, or special nuclear materials or other radioactive material occurring naturally or produced artificially. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Spent nuclear fuel: means fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation, the constituent elements of which have not been separated by reprocessing. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Health and Safety Code 23
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Insurance Code 28
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Public Utilities Code 17
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Food and Agricultural Code 49
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Public Utilities Code 10
  • 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 Insurance Code 18
  • Supervision: means responsibility for, and control of, quality, radiation safety, and technical aspects of all X-ray examinations and procedures. See California Health and Safety Code 114850
  • Supervisory employee: means any employee of a public transit district, regardless of job description, having authority in the interest of the employer to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or the responsibility to assign work to and direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively recommend such action if, in connection with these functions, the exercise of that authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • Surplus line broker: means a person licensed under Section 1765 and authorized to do business under Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1760) of Part 2 of Division 1. See California Insurance Code 47
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • transit district employer: means the governing board of a public transit district, including any person acting as an agent of an employer. See California Public Utilities Code 99560.1
  • Transuranic waste: means any waste containing more than 100 nanocuries of alpha emitting transuranic nuclides with half-life greater than five years per gram of waste material. See California Health and Safety Code 114985
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.