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(a) The development and operation of a program as provided in this division is in all respects for the welfare and the benefit of the people of the state, to protect the public peace, health, and safety, and constitutes an essential governmental purpose.
(b) This division shall be liberally construed in a manner so as to effectuate its purposes and objectives.
The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Account.” The Access to Justice Account established in section 4904 (relating to establishment of Access to Justice Account).
“Eligible legal services provider.” A not-for-profit entity incorporated in this Commonwealth, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Public Law 99-514, 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3)) or any successor provision, which operates within this Commonwealth for the primary purpose of providing civil legal services without charge and which operates to provide such civil legal services to eligible clients and victims of abuse under contract or subcontract with the Department of Public Welfare 1 for the expenditure of funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the provision of legal services.
“Lobbying activities.” Any effort to influence Federal, State or local legislative or administrative action, including, but not limited to, activities intended to influence the issuance, amendment or revocation of any executive or administrative order or regulation of a Federal, State or local agency, or to influence the introduction, amendment, passage or defeat of any legislation by the Congress of the United States or by any State or local legislative body.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Water Code - WAT § 80502 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/water-code/wat-sect-80502/
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