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California Penal Code Section 472 states that "Every person who, with intent to defraud another, forges, or counterfeits the seal of this State, the seal of any public officer authorized by law, the seal of any Court of record, or the seal of any corporation, or any other public seal authorized or recognized by the laws of this State, or of any other State, Government, or country, or who falsely makes, forges, or counterfeits any impression purporting to be an impression of any such seal, or who has in his possession any such counterfeited seal or impression thereof, knowing it to be counterfeited, and willfully conceals the same, is guilty of forgery."

California Government Code Section 447 also states that “[t]he use of the Seal of the Assembly shall be as prescribed by the Rules of the Assembly. Every person who maliciously or for commercial purposes or contrary to the Rules of the Assembly uses or allows to be used any reproduction or facsimile of the Seal of the Assembly in any manner whatsoever is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

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