- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Using a GPS device to track a person’s movement would be added to the definition of criminal stalking under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma House.

The House voted 83-2 on Tuesday for the bill by Republican Rep. Pam Peterson of Tulsa. She says the bill was modeled after language from a New York law.

The bill defines “following” in the state stalking statutes as using a GPS or other monitoring device to track a person’s movement without the person’s consent. Exceptions are made for use by law enforcement or by parents tracking the movements of their children.

In Oklahoma, a first conviction for stalking is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. A second conviction is a felony.

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House Bill 1516: http://bit.ly/1zWeuAn

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