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, or other...
  • 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 82004.5.
      “Behested payment” means a payment that is made at the behest of a committee, an elected officer, a member of the Public Utilities Commission, or...
  • 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 the...
  • 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 more...
  • 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 a...
  • 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 candidate,...
  • 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) For a...
  • 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 system by...
  • 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 82022.5.
      “Election-related activities” include, but are not limited to, the following with respect to candidate-based elections:(a) Communications that contain express advocacy of the nomination or election of...
  • 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.
      (a) “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 California or...
  • 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 82013...
  • 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 equal...
  • 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 from...
  • 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 or...
  • 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 made...
  • 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 entitled to...
  • 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 than reimbursement...
  • 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 expenses,...
  • 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 82041.3.
      “Made at the behest of” means made under the control or at the direction of, in cooperation, consultation, coordination, or concert with, at the request...
  • 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, fee,...
  • 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 is...
  • 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 external...
  • 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 the content...
  • 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 the following:(1) A...
  • 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 in the...
  • 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 individual,...
  • 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: October 5, 2018