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Car Tracking Bill Passes State Assembly

Law Bans Placing GPS Devices On Others' Cars


Someone who places a GPS tracking device on another person’s car without their knowledge could face up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine under a bill that passed the state Assembly.

Pewaukee Republican Rep. Adam Neylon, who sponsored the bill, said his plan is about protecting personal privacy.

“This bill would protect people from basically being stalked,” he said. “You know, there is no reason that somebody that does not have any ownership interest in somebody else’s vehicle has the right to place a GPS tracking device on that person’s automobile.”

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The bill would not prevent parents from tracking their kids if they’re minors. It passed on a voice vote and heads next to the Senate.