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    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...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