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Article 6 Existing Systems

Terms Used In California Codes > Public Utilities Code > Division 10 > Part 13 > Chapter 5

  • Access shaft: means a vertical shaft used as a regular means of worker access to underground mines and tunnels under construction, renovation, or demolition. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Board: means the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the principal county. See California Water Code 12410
  • City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Education Code 5092
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and "commissioner" means a member of the commission. See California Education Code 5093
  • commission: means the Advisory Commission on Special Education. See California Education Code 33596
  • Comparable units: means rental units that have approximately the same living space, have the same number of bedrooms, are located in the same or similar neighborhoods, and feature the same, similar, or equal amenities and housing services. See California Education Code 38083
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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 Education Code 5091
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Division: means the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • Face: means the head of the tunnel where soil is being removed, or that area in a mine where digging is underway. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lower explosive limit: means the lowest concentration at which a gas or vapor can be ignited or will explode. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • Mine: means any excavation or opening above or below ground used for removal of ore, minerals, gravel, sand, rock, or other materials intended for manufacturing or sale. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Muck: means excavated dirt, rock, or other material. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Owner: includes any person, acting as principal or through an agent, having the right to offer residential real property for rent, and includes a predecessor in interest to the owner, except that this term does not include the owner or operator of a mobilehome park, or the owner of a mobilehome or his or her agent. See California Education Code 38083
  • 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.
  • Permissible equipment: means equipment tested and approved by the U. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Education Code 32289
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Prevailing market rent: means the rental rate that would be authorized pursuant to 42 U. See California Education Code 38083
  • property: includes property real and personal. See California Education Code 17413
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Residential real property: includes any dwelling or unit that is intended for human habitation. See California Education Code 38083
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. See California Education Code 32300
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 5090
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 14022
  • 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 Education Code 5028
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 14002.05
  • Tenancy: includes the lawful occupation of property and includes a lease or sublease. See California Education Code 38083
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Tunnel: means an underground passageway, excavated by men and equipment working below the earth's surface, that provides a subterranean route along which men, equipment, or substances can move. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • Underground mine: means a mine that consists of a subterranean excavation. See California Public Utilities Code 101161
  • 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