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TITLE 1. GENERAL [25 - 680.4]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 7. MISCELLANEOUS [6000 - 7599.2]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 8. Computation of Time [6800 - 6808]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655. )

6800.
  

The time in which any act provided by law is to be done is computed by excluding the first day, and including the last, unless the last day is a holiday, and then it is also excluded.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6801.
  

Time is computed according to the Gregorian or new style; and January 1st, in every year, after 1752 is reckoned as the first day of the year.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6802.
  

The years 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300, or any other future hundredth year, of which the year 2000 is the first, except only every fourth hundredth year, are not leap years, but common years of 365 days. The years 2000, 2400, 2800, and every other fourth hundredth year after 2000 and every fourth year, except as provided in this section, which, by usage in this State is considered a leap year, is a leap year consisting of 366 days.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6803.
  

“Year” means a period of 365 days; “half year,” 182 days; “quarter of a year,” 91 days. The added day of a leap year, and the day immediately preceding, if they occur in any such period, shall be reckoned together as one day.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6804.
  

“Month” means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6805.
  

A week consists of seven consecutive days.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6806.
  

A day is the period of time between any midnight and the midnight following.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6807.
  

“Daytime” is the period of time between sunrise and sunset. “Nighttime” is the period of time between sunset and sunrise.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 655.)

6808.
  

(a) The standard time within the state is that of the fifth zone designated by federal law as Pacific standard time (15 U.S.C. Secs. 261 and 263).

(b) The standard time within the state shall advance by one hour during the daylight saving time period commencing at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November of each year.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), the Legislature may amend this section by a two-thirds vote to change the dates and times of the daylight saving time period, consistent with federal law, and, if federal law authorizes the state to provide for the year-round application of daylight saving time, the Legislature may amend this section by a two-thirds vote to provide for that application.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 60, Sec. 2. Effective December 19, 2018. Approved in Proposition 7 at the November 6, 2018, election.)

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