California Welfare and Institutions Code General Provisions

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Welfare and Institutions Code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • 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    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...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.
    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 context otherwise requires, the general provisions hereinafter set forth shall govern the construction of this code.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 6.
    Division, part, chapter, article, and section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify, or in any manner affect the scope, meaning,...
  • Section 7.
    Whenever, by the provisions of this code, a power is granted to a public officer or a duty imposed upon such an officer, the power...
  • 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 any reference is made to any portion of this code or of any other law of this State, such reference shall apply to all...
  • Section 10.
    Section means a section of this code unless some other statute is specifically mentioned, and subdivision means a subdivision of the section in which that...
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future tense includes the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural number includes the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 14.
    County includes city and county. (Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 15.
    Shall is mandatory and may is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 16.
    Oath includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 369.)
  • Section 17.
    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 17.1.
    Unless otherwise provided under the provisions of this code, to the extent not in conflict with federal law, the residence of a minor person, or...
  • Section 18.
    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 19.
    It is the purpose of this code, in establishing programs and services which are designed to provide protection, support or care of children, to provide...
  • Section 19.1.
    The purpose of the public social services for which state grants-in-aid are made to counties are:(a) To provide on behalf of the general public, and...
  • Section 21.
    (a) Whenever any reference is made in any provision of this code to the State Department of Benefit Payments or the Department of Benefit Payments...
  • Section 22.
    Whenever in any provision of law there is a reference to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 7 of the Welfare and Institutions...
  • Section 23.
    Whenever in any provision of law there is a reference to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 7 of the Welfare and Institutions...
  • Section 24.
    The provisions of Chapter 1129 of the Statutes of 1975 amending Sections 17.1, 739, 883, 1050, 1711, 1760.4, 10000, 10617, 11250.5, 11307, 11310, 11325, 17102...
  • Section 26.
    (a) For purposes of this code, assessed value means 25 percent of full value to, and including, the 1980 81 fiscal year, and 100 percent...
  • Section 27.
    Each agency and department responsible for listing in regulations the rights of children under this division shall incorporate the rights of foster children, as listed...

Last modified: September 9, 2016