SB 1059

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2017-2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 12, 2018
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Criminal proceedings: writ of habeas corpus.


Existing law allows a person who is unlawfully imprisoned or restrained of his or her liberty to prosecute a writ of habeas corpus to inquire into the cause of his or her imprisonment or restraint. Existing law allows a writ of habeas corpus to be prosecuted for, but not limited to, false evidence that is substantially material or probative to the issue of guilt or punishment that was introduced at trial and false physical evidence that was a material factor directly related to the plea of guilty of the person. This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

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Feb 13, 2018


From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 15.

Feb 12, 2018


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

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