California Financial Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act is known and may be cited as the Financial Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • 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.
    Any action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, or any right accrued, is not affected by this code, but all procedure taken shall...
  • Section 4.
    Unless the context otherwise requires the general provisions hereinafter set forth govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 5.
    Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings do not in any manner affect the scope, meaning, or intent of the provisions of this code.(Enacted by...
  • Section 6.
    Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty imposed on any person or board by any provision of this code, it may be exercised...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever any reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law, the reference applies to all amendments and additions thereto,...
  • Section 8.
    Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, petition, permit, statement, or record is required...
  • Section 9.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned, and subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which the...
  • Section 10.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 11.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 12.
    The singular number includes the plural and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 13.
    City includes incorporated city, city and county, municipal corporation, municipality, town and incorporated town.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 15.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 16.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 17.
    Signature or subscription includes mark. The mark shall be made as required in the Civil Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 364.)
  • Section 18.
    Person includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, limited liability company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind.(Amended by Stats. 1994,...
  • Section 19.
    If any provision of this code, or its application to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the remainder of the code, or the application...
  • Section 20.
    The existence of corporations formed or existing on the date this code takes effect is not affected by the enactment of this code nor by...
  • Section 21.
    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 22.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 10000) of Division 2 shall be known and may be cited as the...

Last modified: September 9, 2016