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SB-1655 Judicial opinions: publication, availability, and citation.(2003-2004)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 68906 is added to the Government Code, to read:

68906.
 (a) All opinions of the Supreme Court, a court of appeal, or an appellate department of a superior court may be cited by any court for any persuasive value they may have. However, opinions issued before the effective date of this section that have not been certified for publication in the official reports shall have no precedential effect.
(b) All opinions of the Supreme Court, a court of appeal, or an appellate department of a superior court issued on or after the effective date of this section shall be made available to public and private reporting services, electronically and without cost.
(c) The failure to locate, cite, or rely upon an opinion that has not been certified for publication in the official reports does not constitute professional negligence.