Chapter 1 Prevention and Control of Forest Fires
Chapter 1.5 State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fees
Chapter 2 Hazardous Fire Areas
Chapter 3 Mountainous, Forest-, Brush- and Grass-Covered Lands
Chapter 4 Restricted Areas
Chapter 5 Rubbish Dumps
Chapter 6 Prohibited Activities
Chapter 7 Burning of Lands
Chapter 8 Z’berg-Nejedly Forest Practice Act of 1973
Chapter 9 State Forest
Chapter 10 Protection of Forest and Lands
Chapter 11 Range and Forage Lands
Chapter 12 Forest and Rangeland Resources Assessment and Policy Act of 1977

Terms Used In California Codes > Public Resources Code > Division 4 > Part 2

  • Abate: means to put an end to a public nuisance, or to reduce the degree or the intensity of a public nuisance. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Account: when used to mean a contract of deposit of funds between a depositor and a financial institution, includes a checking account, savings account, certificate of deposit, share account, mutual capital certificate, and other like arrangements. See California Government Code 21254
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Advanced introduction costs: means the costs of the project less a baseline cost that would otherwise be incurred by the applicant in the normal course of business. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Advanced introduction costs: means the costs of the project, less a baseline cost that would otherwise be incurred by the applicant in the normal course of business. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • 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.
  • Ancillary administration: Probate administration of property (usually real property) owned in a State other than the one in which the decedent had his (her) principal residence at the time of death.
  • 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.
  • 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 Public Resources Code 4649
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Art dealer: means a person engaged in the business of selling works of fine art, other than a person exclusively engaged in the business of selling goods at public auction. See California Education Code 100535
  • art dealer: includes an auctioneer who sells these works at public auction, but excludes persons, not otherwise defined or treated as art dealers herein, who are consignors or principals of auctioneers. See California Education Code 100610
  • Artist: means the person who creates a work of fine art or, if that person is deceased, that person's heir, legatee, or personal representative. See California Education Code 100535
  • Artist: means the person who created the image which is contained in, or constitutes, the master or conceived of, and approved the image which is contained in, or constitutes, the master. See California Education Code 100610
  • Assessment: means the forest resource assessment and analysis developed pursuant to Section 4789. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attainment: means meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Attainment: means meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • Authority: means the California Pollution Control Financing Authority. See California Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Authority: means the California Educational Facilities Authority created by this chapter or any board, body, commission, department, or officer succeeding to the principal functions of the authority or to whom the power conferred upon the authority by this chapter is given by law. See California Education Code 94110
  • 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.
  • Basal area per acre: means the sum of the cross-sectional areas at breast height of the tree stems of commercial species per acre. See California Public Resources Code 4528
  • 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: means a person to whom a donative transfer of property is made or that person's successor in interest, and:

    California Government Code 21257

  • block: as used in this chapter , if so designated by the superintendent of streets. See California Streets and Highways Code 5870
  • Board: means the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Board of trustees: means the legislative body of a district. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Bond: means bonds, notes, debentures, securities, or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority issued pursuant to this chapter. See California Education Code 94110
  • California Capital Access Fund: means a fund created within the authority to be used for purposes of the program. See California Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Certificate of authenticity: means a written or printed description of the multiple which is to be sold, exchanged, or consigned by an art dealer. See California Education Code 100610
  • 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.
  • Child: means any individual entitled to take as a child under this code by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved. See California Government Code 21258
  • City: includes "city and county" and "incorporated town. See California Education Code 7007
  • City: means any city, whether general law or chartered, including a city and county, and including any city the name of which includes the word "town. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Claim: means a demand for payment for any of the following, whether due, not due, accrued or not accrued, or contingent, and whether liquidated or unliquidated:

    California Water Code 36455.3

  • Claim: means a demand for payment for any of the following, whether due, not due, accrued or not accrued, or contingent, and whether liquidated or unliquidated:

    California Water Code 45272

  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • commissioners: as used in this chapter shall refer to that engineer. See California Water Code 46156
  • 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 property: means :

    California Government Code 21259

  • Conformity: means that a transportation program, project, and plan promulgated by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments is able to successfully comply with Sections 7410 and 7506 of Title 42 of the United States Code, so as to qualify for an approval, license, or permit, or to obtain financial assistance, from the federal agencies specified in those sections. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Conservator: includes a limited conservator. See California Government Code 21261
  • Consignment: means that no title to, estate in, or right to possession of, fine art, superior to that of the consignor shall vest in the consignee, notwithstanding the consignee's power or authority to transfer and convey to a third person all of the right, title and interest of the consignor in and to such fine art. See California Education Code 100535
  • Construction: includes :

    California Education Code 8091

  • Consumer: means an individual who seeks or acquires, by purchase or lease, any goods or services for personal, family, or household purposes. See California Education Code 100653
  • Consumer: means a natural individual. See California Education Code 100745
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contractor: means any person who is a general building contractor within the meaning of Section 7057 of the Business and Professions Code. See California Education Code 33009.5
  • Control: means to prevent or reduce vectors. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Coordinator: means the Model Cities Coordinator. See California Health and Safety Code 36105
  • Countable tree: means a tree that can be used in calculating the degree of stocking under the following criteria:

    California Public Resources Code 4528

  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 1915
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Education Code 7005
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 14004.5
  • Covered engine: includes an engine from any onroad heavy-duty diesel truck or bus weighing over 33,000 pounds and used in for-hire or proprietary trucking operated by a trucking company that services a port in the state. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • Covered vehicle: includes any vehicle or piece of equipment powered by a covered engine. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • 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
  • Creditor: means a person who may have a claim against the trust property. See California Water Code 45272
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person who is a dealer within the meaning of Section 18002. See California Education Code 33009.5
  • Debts: means all claims, as defined in subdivision (a), all expenses of administration, and all other proper charges against the trust estate, including taxes. See California Water Code 45272
  • Deceased settlor: means a deceased person who, at the time of his or her death, held the power to revoke the trust in whole or in part. See California Water Code 45272
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • 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.
  • Devise: when used as a noun, means a disposition of real or personal property by will, and, when used as a verb, means to dispose of real or personal property by will. See California Government Code 21263
  • Devisee: means any person designated in a will to receive a devise. See California Government Code 21264
  • direct assessment warrants: as used in this chapter , means such obligations, howsoever denominated. See California Water Code 45900
  • Director: means the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Education Code 24944
  • Disabled person: means a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See California Education Code 100653
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District: means the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • District: means the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as described in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 40200) of Part 3 and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as described in Chapter 5. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • District: means any mosquito abatement and vector control district created pursuant to this chapter or any of its statutory predecessors. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • District: as used in this chapter , means any pest abatement district formed pursuant to this chapter or pursuant to any law which it supersedes. See California Public Resources Code 4582.3
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Driveway: means a paved portion of a public street providing an unobstructed passage from the roadway to an offstreet area used for driving, servicing, parking, or otherwise accommodating motor vehicles. See California Streets and Highways Code 5870
  • Efficiency improvements: means permanent improvements fixed to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or other real property. See California Streets and Highways Code 5898.20
  • Electric vehicle: means a vehicle that uses a plug-in battery to provide all or part of the motive power of the vehicle, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or plug-in fuel cell vehicle. See California Public Resources Code 4220
  • Electric vehicle charging station: means one or more publicly available parking spaces served by electric vehicle service equipment. See California Public Resources Code 4220
  • Electric vehicle service equipment: means an electric component assembly or cluster of component assemblies designed specifically to charge batteries within electric vehicles by permitting the transfer of electric energy to a battery or other storage device in an electric vehicle. See California Public Resources Code 4220
  • 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
  • Executive director: means the Executive Director of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority. See California Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • facing: as used in this chapter , means "abutting" in the case of property adjoining an alley improvement. See California Streets and Highways Code 5871
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Family allowance: means an allowance provided for in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 6540) of Part 3 of Division 6. See California Government Code 21267
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: means personal representative, trustee, guardian, conservator, attorney-in-fact under a power of attorney, custodian under the California Uniform Transfer To Minors Act (Part 9 (commencing with Section 3900) of Division 4), or other legal representative subject to this code. See California Government Code 21268
  • 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 Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Fine art: means a painting, sculpture, drawing, work of graphic art (including an etching, lithograph, offset print, silk screen, or a work of graphic art of like nature), a work of calligraphy, or a work in mixed media (including a collage, assemblage, or any combination of the foregoing art media). See California Education Code 100535
  • 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).
  • Forest and rangeland resources: means those uses and values associated with, attainable from, or closely tied to, forest and rangelands, including fish, range, recreation, timber, watershed, wilderness, and wildlife. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Forest land: means timberland defined pursuant to subdivision (g), and other lands that have been withdrawn from timber production, such as units of the state park system, national parks, and wilderness areas. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fuel break: means a strip of modified fuel to provide a line from which to work in the control of fire. See California Public Resources Code 4528
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Goods: means tangible chattels bought or leased for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including certificates or coupons exchangeable for these goods, and including goods that, at the time of the sale or subsequently, are to be so affixed to real property as to become a part of real property, whether or not they are severable from the real property. See California Education Code 100653
  • Gr-bhph: means grams-per brake horsepower hour. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • grey market goods: means consumer goods bearing a trademark and normally accompanied by an express written warranty valid in the United States of America which are imported into the United States through channels other than the manufacturer's authorized United States distributor and which are not accompanied by the manufacturer's express written warranty valid in the United States. See California Education Code 33033
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Hazardous fire area: means any area which is designated as a hazardous fire area by the board or the director pursuant to Section 4252 or 4253. See California Streets and Highways Code 5703
  • Heir: means any person, including the surviving spouse, who is entitled to take property of the decedent by intestate succession under this code. See California Government Code 21291
  • Home solicitation: means a transaction made at the consumer's primary residence, except those transactions initiated by the consumer. See California Education Code 100653
  • Income: as used in this chapter means the return derived from principal. See California Education Code 94194
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Instrument: means a will, trust, deed, or other writing that designates a beneficiary or makes a donative transfer of property. See California Government Code 21291.5
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • interested person: includes any of the following:

    California Government Code 21293

  • Interoperability billing standards: means the ability for a member of one electric charging station billing network to use another billing network. See California Public Resources Code 4220
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • landowner: means either the person or persons owning the land or the person or persons owning the timber. See California Public Resources Code 4598.3
  • 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
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited edition: means fine art multiples produced from a master, all of which are the same image and bear numbers or other markings to denote the limited production thereof to a stated maximum number of multiples, or are otherwise held out as limited to a maximum number of multiples. See California Education Code 100610
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • 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 Public Resources Code 4464.5

  • maintenance: includes any of the following:

    California Education Code 8070

  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • 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.
  • Network roaming: means the act of a member of one electric vehicle charging station billing network using a charging station that is outside of the member's billing network with his or her billing network account information. See California Public Resources Code 4220
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See California Education Code 14007
  • 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.
  • Owner: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, or association. See California Public Resources Code 4712
  • 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 Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Participating nonprofit entity: means an entity within the meaning of paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of Title 26 of the United States Code that, pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of owning student, faculty, or staff housing, as approved by, and for participation with, the authority, undertakes the financing and construction or acquisition of student, faculty, or staff housing, on real property owned or leased by the entity, for the benefit of a public college, public university, or participating private college. See California Education Code 94110
  • 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 Public Resources Code 4464.5

  • Person: means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or business trust. See California Education Code 7052
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other entity, however organized. See California Education Code 100610
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other group, however organized. See California Education Code 100653
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 14022.3
  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association, government or governmental subdivision or agency, or other entity. See California Education Code 100745
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or other entity. See California Government Code 21298
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal representative: means executor, administrator, administrator with the will annexed, special administrator, successor personal representative, public administrator acting pursuant to Section 7660, or a person who performs substantially the same function under the law of another jurisdiction governing the person's status. See California Government Code 21310
  • 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 Public Resources Code 4649
  • Pest: as used in this chapter , includes any plant, animal, insect, fish, or other matter or material, not under human control, which is offensive to the senses or interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life, or which is detrimental to the agricultural industry of the State, and is not protected under any other provision of law. See California Public Resources Code 4578
  • 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.
  • Port: means any sea or river port in the state. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Principal: as used in this chapter means any realty or personalty which has been so set aside or limited by the owner thereof or a person thereto legally empowered that it and any substitutions for it are eventually to be conveyed, delivered, or paid to a person, while the return therefrom or use thereof or any part of such return or use is in the meantime to be taken or received by or held for accumulation for the same or another person. See California Education Code 94194
  • Principal county: means the county having all or the greater portion of the entire assessed value, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll of the county or counties, of all taxable property within a district at the time of formation. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Private college: means an institution for higher education other than a public college, situated within the state and that, by virtue of law or charter, is a nonprofit private or independent degree-granting educational institution that is regionally accredited and empowered to provide a program of education beyond the high school level. See California Education Code 94110
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probate estate: means a decedent's estate subject to administration pursuant to Division 7 (commencing with Section 7000). See California Water Code 45272
  • Program: means the Capital Access Loan Program created pursuant to this article. See California Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Program: means the Sacramento Emergency Clean Air and Transportation Program created by this chapter. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Program: means the San Joaquin Valley Emergency Clean Air Attainment Program created by this chapter. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • Program: means the California Port Community Air Quality Program created by this chapter. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • Project: means a dormitory or an educational facility, faculty or staff housing, or any combination thereof, or any function concerning student loans, or interests in student loans, as determined by the authority. See California Education Code 94110
  • project: includes equipment purchase, right-of-way acquisition, and project delivery costs. See California Public Resources Code 4142.1
  • Project: means the replacement, repowering, scrapping, or retrofitting of a covered vehicle or covered engine that receives a grant pursuant to this chapter. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • Proofs: means multiples which are the same as, and which are produced from the same master as, the multiples in a limited edition, but which, whether so designated or not, are set aside from and are in addition to the limited edition to which they relate. See California Education Code 100610
  • property: includes property real and personal. See California Education Code 17413
  • Property: means land and improvements, and includes water. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Property: means anything that may be the subject of ownership and includes both real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Government Code 21313
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • PTEIR: means a program timberland environmental impact report prepared pursuant to this article and Article 6. See California Public Resources Code 4598.3
  • public agency: means a city, county, city and county, municipal utility district, community services district, sanitary district, sanitation district, or water district, as defined in Section 20200 of the Water Code. See California Streets and Highways Code 5898.20
  • Public agency: means any state agency, board, or commission, including the California State University and the University of California, any county, city and county, city, regional agency, school district, special district, redevelopment agency, or other political subdivision. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • public entity: has the meaning provided in Section 811. See California Water Code 46378
  • 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 nuisance: means any of the following:

    California Public Resources Code 4493

  • public nuisance: includes , but is not limited to, both of the following:

    California Public Resources Code 4581

  • 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 Public Resources Code 4464.5

  • 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 Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Quasi-community property: means the following property, other than community property as defined in Section 28:

    California Government Code 21317

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rangeland: means land on which the existing vegetation, whether growing naturally or through management, is suitable for grazing or browsing of domestic livestock for at least a portion of the year. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Real property: includes a leasehold interest in real property. See California Government Code 21318
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Remainderman: as used in this chapter means the person ultimately entitled to the principal, whether named or designated by the terms of the transaction by which the principal was established or determined by operation of law. See California Education Code 94194
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • repower: as used in this chapter , generally refers to replacing an older, uncontrolled engine with a new, emissions-certified engine, although replacing an older emissions-certified engine with a newer engine certified to lower emissions standards may be eligible for funding under this program. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • repower: as used in this chapter , generally refers to replacing an older, uncontrolled engine with a new, emissions-certified engine, although replacing an older emissions-certified engine with a new engine certified to lower emissions standards may be eligible for funding under this program. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • repower: as used in this chapter , refers to replacing an older, uncontrolled engine with a newer model engine that meets the latest emissions standards. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • 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.
  • Resources Planning Act: means the Forest and Rangelands Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retrofit: means making modifications to the engine and fuel system such that the retrofitted engine does not have the same specifications as the original engine. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Retrofit: means making modifications to the engine and fuel system such that the retrofitted engine does not have the same specifications as the original engine. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • Retrofit: means making modifications to the engine and fuel system so that the retrofitted engine does not have the same emissions of particulate matter as the original engine. See California Public Resources Code 4672
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • SACOG: means the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Sacramento federal ozone nonattainment area: means the area defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the Federal Register notice dated November 6, 1991 (56 Fed. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • Sacramento Region Districts: means the El Dorado Air Pollution Control District, Feather River Air Quality District, Placer County Air Pollution Control District, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, and Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. See California Public Resources Code 4221
  • sale: includes a lease of more than four months. See California Education Code 33033
  • San Joaquin Valley federal ozone nonattainment area: means the area defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency on page 56699 of Volume 56 of the Federal Register dated November 6, 1991. See California Public Resources Code 4226
  • Security: includes any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or any certificate of interest or participation, any temporary or interim certificate, receipt, or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. See California Government Code 21320
  • Senior citizen: means a person who is 65 years of age or older. See California Education Code 100653
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Services: means work, labor, and services for other than a commercial or business use, including services furnished in connection with the sale or repair of goods. See California Education Code 100653
  • 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.
  • Severely affected community: means any area classified as an enterprise zone pursuant to the Enterprise Zone Act (Chapter 12. See California Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • sidewalks or curbs: includes "gutters" "driveways" "pavement" to the centerline of the street, "full pavement" in alleys, "storm and sanitary drainage facilities" "water mains" "pipes" " conduits" "tunnels" "hydrants" and "other necessary works and appliances for providing water service" "paving to provide a parking lane on arterial or collector street sections" "parkway trees" and "street lighting facilities. See California Streets and Highways Code 5871
  • Small Business Assistance Fund: means a fund created within the authority pursuant to Section 44548. See California Public Resources Code 4464.5
  • Smaller nonindustrial landowner: means an owner of 5,000 acres or less of timberland within the state. See California Public Resources Code 4598.3
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 1909
  • Spouse: includes domestic partner, as defined in Section 37 of this code, as required by Section 297. See California Government Code 21322
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 14022
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See California Government Code 21325
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Stocking: means a measure of the degree to which space is occupied by well-distributed countable trees. See California Public Resources Code 4528
  • Stream: means a natural watercourse as designated by a solid line or dash and three dots symbol shown on the largest scale United States Geological Survey map most recently published. See California Public Resources Code 4528
  • 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
  • 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 24941
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • superintendent of streets: includes any other person or persons who may be designated by the legislative body to perform any of the duties of the superintendent of streets set forth in this chapter. See California Streets and Highways Code 5871
  • task force: means the California Oak Mortality Task Force. See California Public Resources Code 4750.2
  • 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.
  • Tenant: as used in this chapter means the person to whom income is presently or currently payable, or for whom it is accumulated or who is entitled to the beneficial use of the principal presently and for a time prior to its distribution. See California Education Code 94194
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Timber: means wood fiber of commercial or potential commercial species growing on timberland as defined in subdivision (g). See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • Timberland: means land on which is growing a significant stand of trees of commercial species, or potential commercial species, either in public or private ownership or that is generally capable of maintaining a stand of trees in perpetuity and not withdrawn or otherwise devoted to uses other than timber production. See California Streets and Highways Code 5684
  • 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.
  • Transaction: means an agreement between a consumer and another person, whether or not the agreement is a contract enforceable by action, and includes the making of, and the performance pursuant to, that agreement. See California Education Code 100653
  • Transferee: means the beneficiary, donee, or other recipient of an interest transferred by an instrument. See California Government Code 21330
  • Trust: means a trust described in Section 18200, or, if a portion of a trust, that portion that remained subject to the power of revocation at the deceased settlor's death. See California Water Code 45272
  • Trust: includes the following:

    California Government Code 21331

  • Trust estate: means a decedent's property, real and personal, that is titled in the name of the trustee of the deceased settlor's trust or confirmed by order of the court to the trustee of the deceased settlor's trust. See California Water Code 45272
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by a court. See California Government Code 21337
  • 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
  • uncontrolled fire: as used in this division , means any fire which threatens to destroy life, property, or resources and either: (1) is unattended by any person. See California Public Resources Code 4104
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Vector: means any animal capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease or capable of producing human discomfort or injury, including, but not limited to, mosquitoes, flies, mites, ticks, other arthropods, and rodents and other vertebrates. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Voter: means a voter as defined by Section 359 of the Elections Code. See California Public Resources Code 4493
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.