Chapter 1 Equalization by County Board of Equalization
Chapter 1.5 Multijurisdictional Assessment Appeals Boards
Chapter 2 Equalization by State Board of Equalization
Chapter 3 The Equalized County Assessment Roll

Terms Used In California Codes > Revenue and Taxation Code > Division 1 > Part 3

  • Agency: means the Monterey-Salinas Transit Joint Powers Agency, a joint exercise of powers agency. See California Public Utilities Code 106001
  • Agency: means Gold Coast Transit, a joint powers agency created pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • board: means the Board of Directors of the Monterey-Salinas Transit District. See California Public Utilities Code 106001
  • board: means the board of directors of the district. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • Board of Supervisors: means the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • 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
  • 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.
  • County: means Monterey County. See California Public Utilities Code 106001
  • County: means the County of Ventura. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • County: includes city and county. See California Water Code 14
  • county: includes "city and county". See California Penal Code 7
  • County: includes city and county. See California Public Utilities Code 18
  • custody: means the legal right to custody of the child unless that right is held jointly by two or more persons, in which case "custody" means the physical custody of the child by one of the persons sharing the right to custody. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 17.1
  • daytime: means the period between sunrise and sunset, and the word "nighttime" means the period between sunset and sunrise. See California Penal Code 7
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • 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.
  • Director: means a voting member of the board of directors. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • director: refer to the Department of Rehabilitation and the Director of Rehabilitation, respectively, unless the context otherwise requires. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 19002
  • 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

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • District: means the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • District: means the Monterey-Salinas Transit District created by Section 106010. See California Public Utilities Code 106001
  • District: means the Gold Coast Transit District created by this part. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence-based practices: refers to supervision policies, procedures, programs, and practices demonstrated by scientific research to reduce recidivism among individuals under probation, parole, or post release supervision. See California Penal Code 17.5
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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
  • Iran: includes the Government of Iran and any agency or instrumentality of Iran. See California Public Contract Code 2202
  • license: shall include a permit or a certificate issued by a state agency. See California Penal Code 23
  • 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
  • magistrate: signifies any one of the officers mentioned in Section 808. See California Penal Code 7
  • Member: means the County of Ventura, the Cities of Oxnard, San Buenaventura (Ventura), Port Hueneme, and Ojai, and any other city within the County of Ventura that joins as a member of the district as set forth in this part. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • newspaper: means a newspaper of general circulation. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 36.5
  • 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
  • peace officer: signify any one of the officers mentioned in Chapter 4. See California Penal Code 7
  • 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: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Penal Code 7
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Prime contractor: shall mean the contractor who contracts directly with the awarding authority. See California Public Contract Code 4113
  • 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
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Rail transit: means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail. See California Public Utilities Code 105003
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • 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
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 12.2
  • 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: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Penal Code 7
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Public Utilities Code 17
  • State agency: means any department, division, board, bureau, commission, or agency of the executive branch of government. See California Public Contract Code 2051
  • State Board of Equalization meeting as a public body: means the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for those duties, powers, and responsibilities transferred to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration pursuant to Section 15570. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 20.5
  • state property: means all real property, or part thereof, owned, leased, rented, or otherwise controlled or occupied by any department or other agency or body of this state. See California Welfare and Institutions Code 19625
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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: means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • Transit facilities: means any and all real and personal property, easements, licenses, equipment, facilities, rights, title, or interests owned or acquired by the district for transit services and the operation thereof. See California Public Utilities Code 107002
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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 the term "use of water. See California Water Code 1000
  • will: includes codicil. See California Civil Code 14
  • will: includes codicil. See California Penal Code 7
  • Women business enterprise: means a business concern that meets all of the following criteria:

    California Public Contract Code 2051

  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writ: signifies an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of the people, or of a court or judicial officer, and the word "process" a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See California Penal Code 7