Chapter 1 General Provisions and Definitions
Chapter 2 Formation of District
Chapter 3 Government of District
Chapter 4 Powers and Functions of the District
Chapter 5 Personnel
Chapter 6 Bonds and Other Evidence of Indebtedness
Chapter 7 Annexation
Chapter 8 Service Zones
Chapter 9 Dissolution

Terms Used In California Codes > Public Utilities Code > Division 10 > Part 16

  • Agency: means the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. See California Labor Code 18.5
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assessee: means the person to whom property or a tax is assessed. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 23
  • Awarding body: means a department, board, agency, authority, or officer, agent, or other authorized representative of the public entity awarding a contract for goods or services. See California Public Contract Code 2202
  • Awarding department: means any state agency, department, governmental entity, including the California State University, or officer or entity empowered by law to enter into contracts on behalf of the State of California. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: means the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 20
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner. See California Insurance Code 15001
  • Commissioner: means the Labor Commissioner. See California Labor Code 2671
  • Commissioner: means the Insurance Commissioner of this State. See California Insurance Code 20
  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contractor: includes a subcontractor that is primarily engaged in those operations. See California Labor Code 2671
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 21
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • County: includes "city and county. See California Insurance Code 14
  • County: includes city and county. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 15
  • 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.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance. See California Insurance Code 15001
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • Department: means Department of Industrial Relations. See California Labor Code 19
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means Director of Industrial Relations. See California Labor Code 20
  • directors: means the board of directors of the district. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • disadvantaged business enterprise: means a business concern that is all of the following:

    California Public Contract Code 2051

  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • District: means the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • District: means an agency of the state, formed pursuant to general law or special act, for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • District election: means every election held within the district for district purposes, but does not include a formation election. See California Water Code 71450
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Establish: includes establish, construct, complete, acquire, extend or reroute. See California Public Utilities Code 98300
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Existing system: means any transit service or system of a publicly or privately owned public utility situated entirely within the district or at least 75 percent of whose revenue vehicle miles for the preceding calendar year were operated within the district. See California Public Utilities Code 98300
  • Financial institution: means the term as used in Section 14 of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-172. See California Public Contract Code 2202
  • Fingerprints: means an impression of the lines on the finger taken for the purposes of identification. See California Insurance Code 15001
  • Garment manufacturing: means sewing, cutting, making, processing, repairing, finishing, assembling, or otherwise preparing any garment or any article of wearing apparel or accessories designed or intended to be worn by any individual, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, gloves, handbags, hosiery, ties, scarfs, and belts, for sale or resale by any person or any persons contracting to have those operations performed and other operations and practices in the apparel industry as may be identified in regulations of the Department of Industrial Relations consistent with the purposes of this part. See California Labor Code 2671
  • 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.
  • Iran: includes the Government of Iran and any agency or instrumentality of Iran. See California Public Contract Code 2202
  • Labor Commissioner: means Chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. See California Labor Code 21
  • Licensee: means a person licensed under this chapter. See California Insurance Code 15001
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Local agency: means a county or city, whether general law or chartered, city and county, school district, or other district. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See California Civil Code 14
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • newspaper: means a newspaper of general circulation. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 36.5
  • nonresident: means a person who is not a resident of this state at the time of the performance of the act referred to in Section 15045. See California Insurance Code 15052
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Participating state or local agency: means any state or local agency that elects to participate in the certification process pursuant to this chapter. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, company, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, and corporation. See California Insurance Code 15001
  • Person: includes any person, firm, partnership, general partner of a partnership, limited liability company, registered limited liability partnership, foreign limited liability partnership, association, corporation, company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 19
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Water Code 19
  • Person: means any of the following:

    California Public Contract Code 2202

  • Person: means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or association, and includes, but is not limited to, employers, manufacturers, jobbers, wholesalers, contractors, subcontractors, and any other person or entity engaged in the business of garment manufacturing. See California Labor Code 2671
  • Person: means any person, association, organization, partnership, business trust, limited liability company, or corporation. See California Labor Code 18
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prime contractor: shall mean the contractor who contracts directly with the awarding authority. See California Public Contract Code 4113
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • property: includes property real and personal. See California Civil Code 14
  • Public agency: includes the state, and any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision or public entity of, or organized under the laws of, this state, or any department, instrumentality, or agency thereof. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • Public entity: as used in this part , means the state, county, city, city and county, district, public authority, public agency, municipal corporation, or any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state. See California Public Contract Code 1100
  • Public works contract: as used in this part , means an agreement for the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any public structure, building, road, or other public improvement of any kind. See California Public Contract Code 1101
  • Rail transit: means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • rail transit facilities: means any or all real and personal property, equipment, rights or interests owned or to be acquired by the district for rail transit service purposes, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways that provide connections between and access to station sites. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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).
  • Resident: means residing in this State, "nonresident" means not residing in this State. See California Insurance Code 30
  • Responsible bidder: as used in this part , means a bidder who has demonstrated the attribute of trustworthiness, as well as quality, fitness, capacity, and experience to satisfactorily perform the public works contract. See California Public Contract Code 1103
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Labor Code 12.2
  • spouse: includes a registered domestic partner, as required by Section 297. See California Civil Code 14
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 12.2
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Water Code 18
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Insurance Code 28
  • State agency: means any department, division, board, bureau, commission, or agency of the executive branch of government. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • state of emergency: means a state of emergency or local emergency as defined in Section 8558 of the Government Code. See California Insurance Code 16000
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • subcontractor: shall mean a contractor, within the meaning of the provisions of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, who contracts directly with the prime contractor. See California Public Contract Code 4113
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Violation: includes a failure to comply with any requirement of the code. See California Labor Code 22
  • Voice vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of legisators voting on each side are not recorded.
  • war: shall mean : (a) whenever Congress has declared war and peace has not been formally restored. See California Military and Veterans Code 18
  • water: includes potable water and nonpotable water. See California Water Code 71611
  • water: includes the term "use of water. See California Water Code 1000
  • will: includes codicil. See California Civil Code 14
  • Women business enterprise: means a business concern that meets all of the following criteria:

    California Public Contract Code 2051