California Laws - Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 7. NATIONAL DEFENSE
CHAPTER 2. SABOTAGE PREVENTION ACT OF 1950

Article 1. General Provisions and Definitions (1630-1640) (2829)(1-click HTML)

1630. This chapter may be cited as the Sabotage Prevention Act of 1950. (2830)

1631. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter. (2831)

1632. "Highway" includes any private or public street, way, or other place used for travel to or from property. (2832)

1633. "Highway commissioners" means any board or other body having authority to restrict or close any highway to public use and travel. (2833)

1634. "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. (2834)

1635. "War" means any of the following: (2835)

(a) Whenever Congress has declared war, and peace has not been formally restored. (2836)

(b) Whenever the United States is engaged in active military operations against any foreign power, whether or not war has been formally declared. (2837)

(c) Whenever the United States is assisting the United Nations, in actions involving the use of armed force, to restore international peace and security. (2838)

1636. "Defense preparation" means any of the following: (2839)

(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. (2840)

(b) The manufacture, transportation, distribution, or storage of gas, oil, coal, electricty, or water. (2841)

(c) The operation of any public utility. (2842)

1637. 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. (2843)

1639. This chapter shall not be construed: (2844)

(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. (2845)

(b) To impair, curtail, or destroy the rights of employees, former employees, and their representatives to strike. (2846)

1640. 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. (2847)

  

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