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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS [34000 - 34055]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 2. Definitions [34010 - 34036]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

34010.
  

Unless the context otherwise requires the provisions of this chapter shall govern the construction of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34011.
  

The definition of a word applies to any of its variants.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34012.
  

“Include” except when used in relation to the inclusion of land into a district does not necessarily exclude matters not enumerated.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34013.
  

“District” except as otherwise provided means a water district formed pursuant to the California Water District Act or to this division.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34014.
  

“Land” means the solid material of the earth whatever may be the ingredients of which it is composed, whether soil, rock, or other substance, but there shall not be included in the meaning of land improvements thereon or rights and privileges appertaining to minerals, oil, gas, or other hydrocarbon substances underlying the surface thereof.

(Amended by Stats. 1959, Ch. 2041.)

34015.
  

“Principal county” means the county in which the greatest portion of the area of the land is situated at the time of the filing of the petition for formation of the district or to which district records are transferred pursuant to Chapter 6 of Part 2.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34016.
  

“Affected county” means any county in which land is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34017.
  

“Office” means the office for the district selected by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34018.
  

Except as otherwise provided, “board” means the board of directors of a district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34019.
  

“Elective officers,” irrespective of the method of selection in any instance, (1) are the members of the board and (2) may be an assessor and a tax collector.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 206.)

34020.
  

“President” means the president of the board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34021.
  

“Secretary” means the secretary of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34022.
  

“Assessor” means the assessor of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34023.
  

“Collector” means the tax collector of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34024.
  

“Treasurer” means the treasurer of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34025.
  

“General district election” means the district election required to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each odd-numbered year.

(Amended by Stats. 1965, Ch. 2019.)

34026.
  

“Holder of title” shall mean the owner of record of the fee title to land; provided, however, in the event the owner of record of such fee title has conveyed the equitable title to such land by way of a land sale contract and such contract or a memorandum thereof is recorded, “holder of title” shall mean the contract vendee thereunder and not the record owner of the fee title.

(Amended by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1157.)

34027.
  

“Voter” means a person who is a holder of title.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34028.
  

“Board of election” means a board consisting of an inspector and two judges.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34029.
  

“Irrigation” includes subirrigation, percolation, underground storage, and well replenishment.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34030.
  

“Legal representative” means either of the following:

(a) A duly appointed and acting guardian, executor, or administrator of the estate of a holder of title to land.

(b) A person duly authorized to act for, and on behalf of, a holder of title to land that is not a natural person.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 288, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1999.)

34031.
  

“Property” embraces all real and personal property, including water, water rights, works, easements, and rights of way.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34032.
  

“Contract” includes agreement, lease, conveyance, and obligation.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34033.
  

“Works” includes works to supply water for domestic, industrial, and municipal purposes, irrigation works, drainage works, reclamation works, distributing systems, dams, reservoirs, and canals.

(Amended by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1329.)

34034.
  

“Charges” includes tolls and rates.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34035.
  

“Bonds” includes both general obligation bonds and revenue bonds except as otherwise expressly provided.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390.)

34036.
  

Whenever by this division a notice is required to be published for a designated number of weeks or once a week for a designated number of weeks, the notice need be published on only one day of each week and for only the same number of times as the number of weeks designated.

(Added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1329.)

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