California Harbors and Navigation Code General Provisions
- Section 1.
This act shall be known as the Harbors and Navigation Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 2.
The provisions of this code in so far as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter shall...
- 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All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...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.
Any action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and any right accrued, is not affected by this code, but all procedure taken shall...
- Section 5.
Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, these definitions, rules of construction and general provisions shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats....
- Section 6.
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 7.
Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, a public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be...
- Section 8.
Writing includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. Whenever any notice, report, statement, or record is required or authorized...
- Section 9.
Whenever reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this state, such 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 that term...
- Section 11.
The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 12.
The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 13.
The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 14.
County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 15.
City includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 16.
Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 17.
Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 18.
Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber can not write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark...
- Section 19.
Person means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company.(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 146. Effective January...
- Section 20.
State means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. In the latter case, it includes the District of...
- Section 21.
Vessel includes ships of all kinds, steamboats, steamships, canal boats, barges, sailing vessels, and every structure adapted to be navigated from place to place for...
- Section 22.
Steam vessel means any vessel which is propelled by machinery.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 23.
Wharf includes pier, quay, or landing.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 24.
Goods includes wares or merchandise.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368.)
- Section 25.
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...
Last modified: September 9, 2016