California Government Code Chapter 2 - Definitions

  • Section 82000.
    Unless the contrary is stated or clearly appears from the context, the definitions set forth in this chapter shall govern the interpretation of this title.(Added...
  • Section 82001.
    Adjusting an amount for cost-of-living changes means adjusting the amount received the previous year by an amount determined at the beginning of each fiscal year...
  • Section 82002.
    (a) Administrative action means either of the following:(1) The proposal, drafting, development, consideration, amendment, enactment, or defeat by any state agency of any rule, regulation,...
  • Section 82003.
    Agency means any state agency or local government agency.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82004.
    Agency official means any member, officer, employee or consultant of any state agency who as part of his official responsibilities participates in any administrative action...
  • Section 82005.
    Business entity means any organization or enterprise operated for profit, including but not limited to a proprietorship, partnership, firm, business trust, joint venture, syndicate, corporation...
  • Section 82006.
    Campaign statement means an itemized report which is prepared on a form prescribed by the Commission and which provides the information required by Chapter 4...
  • Section 82007.
    Candidate means an individual who is listed on the ballot or who has qualified to have write-in votes on his or her behalf counted by...
  • Section 82008.
    City means a general law or a chartered city.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82009.
    Civil service employee means any state employee who is covered by the state civil service system or any employee of a local government agency who...
  • Section 82009.5.
    Clerk refers to the city or county clerk unless the city council or board of supervisors has designated any other agency to perform the specified...
  • Section 82010.
    Closing date means the date through which any report or statement filed under this title is required to be complete.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative...
  • Section 82011.
    Code reviewing body means all of the following:(a) The commission, with respect to the conflict-of-interest code of a state agency other than an agency in...
  • Section 82012.
    Commission means the Fair Political Practices Commission.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82013.
    Committee means any person or combination of persons who directly or indirectly does any of the following:(a) Receives contributions totaling two thousand dollars ($2,000) or...
  • Section 82014.
    Conflict of Interest Code means a set of rules and regulations adopted by an agency pursuant to Chapter 7 of this title.(Added June 4, 1974,...
  • Section 82015.
    (a) Contribution means a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a third party, or an enforceable promise to make...
  • Section 82016.
    (a) Controlled committee means a committee that is controlled directly or indirectly by a candidate or state measure proponent or that acts jointly with a...
  • Section 82017.
    County includes a city and county.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82018.
    (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b), (c), and (d), cumulative amount means the amount of contributions received or expenditures made in the calendar year.(b)...
  • Section 82019.
    (a) Designated employee means any officer, employee, member, or consultant of any agency whose position with the agency:(1) Is exempt from the state civil service...
  • Section 82020.
    Elected officer means any person who holds an elective office or has been elected to an elective office but has not yet taken office. A...
  • Section 82021.
    Elected state officer means any person who holds an elective state office or has been elected to an elective state office but has not yet...
  • Section 82022.
    Election means any primary, general, special or recall election held in this state. The primary and general or special elections are separate elections for purposes...
  • Section 82023.
    Elective office means any state, regional, county, municipal, district or judicial office that is filled at an election. Elective office also includes membership on a...
  • Section 82024.
    Elective state office means the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Member of...
  • Section 82025.
    Expenditure means a payment, a forgiveness of a loan, a payment of a loan by a third party, or an enforceable promise to make a...
  • Section 82025.3.
    (a) External manager means either of the following:(1) A person who is seeking to be, or is, retained by a state public retirement system in...
  • Section 82025.5.
    Fair market value means the estimated fair market value of goods, services, facilities or anything of value other than money. Whenever the amount of goods,...
  • Section 82026.
    Filer means the person filing or required to file any statement or report under this title.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82027.
    Filing officer means the office or officer with whom any statement or report is required to be filed under this title. If copies of a...
  • Section 82027.5.
    (a) General purpose committee means all committees pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013, and any committee pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section...
  • Section 82028.
    (a) Gift means, except as provided in subdivision (b), any payment that confers a personal benefit on the recipient, to the extent that consideration of...
  • Section 82029.
    Immediate family means the spouse and dependent children.(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1000. Note: This section was added on June 4, 1974, by initiative Prop.
  • Section 82030.
    (a) Income means, except as provided in subdivision (b), a payment received, including but not limited to any salary, wage, advance, dividend, interest, rent, proceeds...
  • Section 82030.5.
    (a) For purposes of this title, earned income means, except as provided in subdivision (b), income from wages, salaries, professional fees, and other amounts received...
  • Section 82031.
    Independent expenditure means an expenditure made by any person, including a payment of public moneys by a state or local governmental agency, in connection with...
  • Section 82032.
    Influencing legislative or administrative action means promoting, supporting, influencing, modifying, opposing or delaying any legislative or administrative action by any means, including but not limited...
  • Section 82033.
    Interest in real property includes any leasehold, beneficial or ownership interest or an option to acquire such an interest in real property located in the...
  • Section 82034.
    Investment means any financial interest in or security issued by a business entity, including, but not limited to, common stock, preferred stock, rights, warrants, options,...
  • Section 82035.
    Jurisdiction means the state with respect to a state agency and, with respect to a local government agency, the region, county, city, district or other...
  • Section 82035.5.
    LAFCO proposal means a proposal, as defined in Section 56069, including a proceeding, as defined by Section 56067.(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 113, Sec. 4....
  • Section 82036.
    Late contribution means any of the following:(a) A contribution, including a loan, that totals in the aggregate one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more and is...
  • Section 82036.5.
    Late independent expenditure means an independent expenditure that totals in the aggregate one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more and is made for or against a...
  • Section 82037.
    Legislative action means the drafting, introduction, consideration, modification, enactment or defeat of any bill, resolution, amendment, report, nomination or other matter by the Legislature or...
  • Section 82038.
    Legislative official means any employee or consultant of the Legislature whose duties are not solely secretarial, clerical or manual.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition
  • Section 82038.5.
    (a) Lobbying firm means any business entity, including an individual contract lobbyist, which meets either of the following criteria:(1) The business entity receives or becomes...
  • Section 82039.
    (a) Lobbyist means either of the following:(1) Any individual who receives two thousand dollars ($2,000) or more in economic consideration in a calendar month, other...
  • Section 82039.5.
    Lobbyist employer means any person, other than a lobbying firm, who:(a) Employs one or more lobbyists for economic consideration, other than reimbursement for reasonable travel...
  • Section 82041.
    Local government agency means a county, city or district of any kind including school district, or any other local or regional political subdivision, or any...
  • Section 82041.5.
    Mass mailing means over two hundred substantially similar pieces of mail, but does not include a form letter or other mail which is sent in...
  • Section 82042.
    Mayor of a city includes mayor of a city and county.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82043.
    Measure means any constitutional amendment or other proposition which is submitted to a popular vote at an election by action of a legislative body, or...
  • Section 82044.
    Payment means a payment, distribution, transfer, loan, advance, deposit, gift or other rendering of money, property, services or anything else of value, whether tangible or...
  • Section 82045.
    Payment to influence legislative or administrative action means any of the following types of payment:(a) Direct or indirect payment to a lobbyist whether for salary,...
  • Section 82046.
    (a) Period covered by a statement or report required to be filed by this title, other than a campaign statement, means, unless a different period...
  • Section 82047.
    Person means an individual, proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, syndicate, business trust, company, corporation, limited liability company, association, committee, and any other organization or group...
  • Section 82047.3.
    (a) Placement agent means an individual directly or indirectly hired, engaged, or retained by, or serving for the benefit of or on behalf of, an...
  • Section 82047.5.
    Primarily formed committee means a committee pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 which is formed or exists primarily to support or oppose any of...
  • Section 82047.6.
    (a) Principal officer means the individual primarily responsible for approving the political activities of a committee, including, but not limited to, the following activities:(1) Authorizing...
  • Section 82047.7.
    Proponent of a state ballot measure means proponent as defined in Section 9002 of the Elections Code.(Added by renumbering Section 82047.6 by Stats. 2012, Ch....
  • Section 82048.
    (a) Public official means every member, officer, employee or consultant of a state or local government agency.(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), public official does not include...
  • Section 82048.3.
    Slate mailer means a mass mailing which supports or opposes a total of four or more candidates or ballot measures.(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 905,...
  • Section 82048.4.
    (a) Slate mailer organization means, except as provided in subdivision (b), any person who, directly or indirectly, does all of the following: (1) Is involved...
  • Section 82048.5.
    Special district means any agency of the state established for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries. Special district includes a...
  • Section 82048.7.
    (a) Sponsored committee means a committee, other than a candidate controlled committee, that has one or more sponsors. Any person, except a candidate or other...
  • Section 82049.
    State agency means every state office, department, division, bureau, board and commission, and the Legislature.(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 727, Sec. 6. Operative July 1,...
  • Section 82050.
    State candidate means a candidate who seeks nomination or election to any elective state office.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82051.
    State measure means any measure which is submitted or is intended to be submitted to the voters of the state.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative...
  • Section 82052.
    Statewide candidate means a candidate who seeks election to any statewide elective office.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82052.5.
    Statewide election means an election for statewide elective office.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)
  • Section 82053.
    Statewide elective office means the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and member...
  • Section 82054.
    Statewide petition means a petition to qualify a proposed state measure.(Added June 4, 1974, by initiative Proposition 9.)

Last modified: September 9, 2016