California Public Resources Code GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • Section 1.
    This act shall be known as the Public Resources Code.(Enacted By Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 2.
    The provisions of this code, in so far as they are substantially the same as existing provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall be...
  • 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    All persons who, at the time this code goes into effect, hold office under any of the acts repealed by this code, which offices are...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. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • 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, an administrative power is granted to a public officer or a duty imposed upon such an officer, the...
  • 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 by this...
  • 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.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 11.
    The present tense includes the past and future tenses; and the future the present.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 12.
    The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 12.2.
    “Spouse” includes “registered domestic partner,” as required by Section 297.5 of the Family Code.(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 50, Sec. 92. (SB 1005) Effective January...
  • Section 13.
    The singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 14.
    “County” includes “city and county.”(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 15.
    “Shall” is mandatory and “may” is permissive.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • Section 16.
    “Oath” includes affirmation.(Enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 93.)
  • 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 by a...
  • Section 18.
    If any provison of this code, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid the remainder of the code, and the...

Last modified: October 22, 2018