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