Technically, it's up to the California Department of Justice to clarify the actual meaning of code. They often do so through a process that I am not entirely clear on, but that's how regs end up in the California Code of Regulations. Also, of course, the courts often end up having to decide what the codes actually mean.
IMO, asking a state legislator his or her opinion will get you only that, one persons opinion. And also IMO that person is likely an idiot.