- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw using GPS to track someone without their consent.

Rep. Adam Neylon’s bill would make placing a GPS device on another person’s vehicle without consent or collecting information from a GPS device that has been placed without consent a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines.

The bill creates exceptions for police, parents and business owners tracking their company’s vehicles.

Neylon, a Pewaukee Republican, introduced a similar bill near the end of the last legislative session nearly a year ago. The Assembly passed the measure unanimously then but the full Senate never voted on it before the session ended.

The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote Thursday. It goes next to the Senate.

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