(a) “High-speed rail property” means real property or an interest therein, including any right-of-way, previously or hereafter acquired by the state for high-speed rail purposes.

(b) “Person” means a natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, organization, limited liability company, or business trust, and includes any city, county, city and county, public corporation, or public district.

Terms Used In California Public Utilities Code 185500

  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Public Utilities Code 19
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • County: includes city and county. See California Public Utilities Code 18
  • High-speed rail: means intercity passenger rail service that utilizes an alignment and technology that makes it capable of sustained speeds of 200 miles per hour or greater. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Public Utilities Code 17

(c) “Utility” means any person maintaining a utility facility.

(d) “Utility facility” means any pole, pole line, pipe, pipeline, conduit, cable, aqueduct, or other structure or appurtenance thereof used for publicly or privately owned utility services or used by any mutual organization supplying water or telephone service to its members.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 35, Sec. 7. (SB 85) Effective June 27, 2013.)