Wisconsin Senate approves GPS anti-tracking bill



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MADISON, Wisconsin — The state Senate has approved a bill designed to curb using GPS devices to track people.

The measure would make placing a GPS device on another person's vehicle without permission a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines. The measure carves out exceptions for police, parents and business owners tracking company vehicles.

The Senate passed the measure on a voice vote Wednesday. The Assembly passed the measure in February. The Senate tweaked the bill's language slightly on Wednesday so the measure must return to the Assembly. Both houses must pass an identical bill before it can go to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

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