2017 California Code
Code of Civil Procedure - CCP
PART 3 - OF SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS OF A CIVIL NATURE
TITLE 10 - UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
CHAPTER 1 - General Provisions
ARTICLE 1 - Definitions
Section 1300.

Universal Citation: CA Civ Pro Code § 1300 (2017)
1300.  

For the purposes of this title, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) “Property,” unless specifically qualified, includes all classes of property, real, personal and mixed.

(b) “Unclaimed property,” unless specifically qualified, means all property (1) which is unclaimed, abandoned, escheated, permanently escheated, or distributed to the state, or (2) which, under any provision of law, will become unclaimed, abandoned, escheated, permanently escheated, or distributed to the state, or (3) to the possession of which the state is or will become entitled, if not claimed by the person or persons entitled thereto within the time allowed by law, whether or not there has been a judicial determination that such property is unclaimed, abandoned, escheated, permanently escheated, or distributed to the state.

(c) “Escheat,” unless specifically qualified, means the vesting in the state of title to property the whereabouts of whose owner is unknown or whose owner is unknown or which a known owner has refused to accept, whether by judicial determination or by operation of law, subject to the right of claimants to appear and claim the escheated property or any portion thereof. When used in reference to the law of another state, “escheat” includes the transfer to the state of the right to the custody of such property.

(d) “Permanent escheat” means the absolute vesting in the state of title to property the whereabouts of whose owner is unknown or whose owner is unknown or which a known owner has refused to accept, pursuant to judicial determination, pursuant to a proceeding of escheat as provided by Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 1410) of this title, or pursuant to operation of law, and the barring of all claims to the property by the former owner thereof or his successors.

(e) “Controller” means the State Controller.

(f) “Treasurer” means the State Treasurer.

(g) “Domicile,” in the case of a corporation, refers to the place where the corporation is incorporated.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 356.)

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