Article 1. General Provisions And Definitions of California Military And Veterans Code >> Division 7. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 1.
This chapter may be cited as the Sabotage Prevention Act of
Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and
general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction
of this chapter.
"Highway" includes any private or public street, way, or
other place used for travel to or from property.
"Highway commissioners" means any board or other body having
authority to restrict or close any highway to public use and travel.
"Public utility" includes any pipeline, gas, electric, heat,
water, sewer, telephone, telegraph, radio, television, railway,
railroad, airplane, transportation, communication, or other system,
by whomsoever owned or operated for public use.
"War" means any of the following:
(a) Whenever Congress has declared war, and peace has not been
(b) Whenever the United States is engaged in active military
operations against any foreign power, whether or not war has been
(c) Whenever the United States is assisting the United Nations, in
actions involving the use of armed force, to restore international
peace and security.
"Defense preparation" means any of the following:
(a) The manufacture, transportation, or storage of any product to
be used in the preparation of the United States or any of the states
for defense or for war or in the prosecution of war by the United
States or in the rendering of assistance by the United States to any
other nation in connection with that nation's defense.
(b) The manufacture, transportation, distribution, or storage of
gas, oil, coal, electricty, or water.
(c) The operation of any public utility.
If conduct prohibited by this chapter is also made unlawful
by another law, the offender may be convicted for the violation of
this chapter or of the other law.
This chapter shall not be construed:
(a) To impair, curtail, or destroy the right of employees and
their representatives to self-organization, to form, join, or assist
labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives
of their own choosing, and to engage in concerted activities, for the
purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.
(b) To impair, curtail, or destroy the rights of employees, former
employees, and their representatives to strike.
If any provision of this chapter or its application to any
person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not
affect other provisions or applications of the chapter which can be
given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to
this end the provisions of this chapter are declared to be severable.