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UPDATE: Wisconsin Assembly to take up GPS bill

UPDATED Thursday, March 20, 2014 --- 3:33 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw using GPS to secretly track someone.

Under the Republican measure passed unanimously Thursday, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person's vehicle or obtains information about a person's movement using a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor.

That would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The bill now heads to the Senate, which must pass it on April 1 or it will die for the year.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, March 19, 2014 --- 5:55 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly is set to take up a bill that would outlaw using GPS to secretly track someone.

Under the Republican measure, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person's vehicle or obtains information about a person's movement using a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The Assembly's criminal justice committee passed the bill on a 9-0 vote last week. Republican leaders have placed the bill on the Assembly's agenda for Thursday, the chamber's last scheduled floor period of the two-year legislative session.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, March 13, 2014 --- 10:21 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A legislative committee has approved a Republican bill that would outlaw secretly placing GPS devices on people's vehicles.

Under the bill, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person's vehicle or obtains information about a person's movement using a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The Assembly's criminal justice committee held a public hearing on the bill Thursday. The bill's author, Rep. Adam Neylon, was the only person who spoke. He said secret GPS tracking amounts to an invasion of privacy.

The committee approved the measure unanimously after the hearing. The vote clears the way for a full vote in the Assembly. Time is running out, though. The legislative session wraps up next month.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 --- 6:08 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A legislative committee is set to vote on a Republican bill that would outlaw secretly placing GPS devices on other people's vehicles.

Under the bill, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person's vehicle or obtains information about a person's movement using information from a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The Assembly's criminal justice committee is set to hold a public hearing on the bill Thursday and take a vote on it. Approval would clear the way for a full vote in the Assembly. Time is running out for the bill, though. The legislative session expected to end in early April.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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