California Public Utilities Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Public Utilities Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • 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 4.
    No action or proceeding commenced before this code takes effect, and no right accrued, is affected by this code, but all procedure thereafter taken therein...
  • Section 5.
    Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, the definitions, rules of construction, and other general provisions contained in Sections 1 to 22, inclusive, and...
  • 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, petition, or record is required 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 that term...
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future, the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and the neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural, the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 14.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 15.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 16.
    Signature or subscription includes mark when the signer or subscriber cannot write, such signer s or subscriber s name being written near the mark by...
  • Section 17.
    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 18.
    County includes city and county.(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 19.
    City includes city and county and incorporated town, but does not include unincorporated town or village. (Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)
  • Section 20.
    (a) Commission means the Public Utilities Commission created by Section 1 of Article XII of the California Constitution, and commissioner means a member of the...
  • Section 20.5.
    For the purposes of this code, recycled water or reclaimed water has the same meaning as recycled water as defined in subdivision (n) of Section...
  • Section 21.
    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 22.
    No corporation formed or existing before 12 o'clock m. of January 1, 1873, is affected by the provisions of Division 4 of this code unless...

Last modified: September 9, 2016