California Corporations Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Corporations Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code, insofar as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall be construed...
  • Section 3.
    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...
  • Section 4.
    No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by the provisions of this code, but all procedure...
  • Section 5.
    Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these general provisions, rules of construction, and definitions govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats. 1947,...
  • Section 6.
    Title, division, part, chapter, article, and section headings contained herein do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever, by the provisions of this code, a power is granted to, or a duty imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised...
  • Section 8.
    Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means; and when used to describe communications between a corporation, partnership, or...
  • Section 9.
    Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, the reference applies to all amendments and...
  • Section 10.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned. Subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which the term...
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural number includes the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county. (Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 15.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 16.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 17.
    Signature includes mark when the signer cannot write, such signer s name being written near the mark by a witness who writes his own name...
  • Section 17.1.
    (a) In addition to the definition set forth in Section 17, the term signature includes a signature in a facsimile document filed pursuant to this...
  • Section 18.
    Person includes a corporation as well as a natural person.(Enacted by Stats. 1947, Ch. 1038.)
  • Section 19.
    If any provision of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the...
  • Section 20.
    Electronic transmission by the corporation means a communication (a) delivered by (1) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic...
  • Section 21.
    Electronic transmission to the corporation means a communication (a) delivered by (1) facsimile telecommunication or electronic mail when directed to the facsimile number or electronic...

Last modified: September 9, 2016