CAL. GOV. CODE § 11000 : California Code - Section 11000

(a) As used in this title, "state agency" includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission. As used in any section of this title that is added or amended effective on or after January 1, 1997, "state agency" does not include the California State University unless the section explicitly provides that it applies to the university.

(b) References to particular state agencies in this title, without further identification, such as to the "Treasurer" or "Department of General Services," are references to the state officer or agency known by that name.