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Assembly approves requiring GPS monitoring

Madison, WI (AP) — The state Assembly has passed a bill that would allow judges to order GPS monitoring for people who violate restraining orders.

The measure passed the Senate last month with bipartisan support but because some changes were made Tuesday by the Assembly it must pass the Senate again before going to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.

Under the bill, the Department of Corrections would track the violator’s movements and notify police if the violator enters an area he or she must avoid under the restraining order. Anyone on monitoring would have to pay a $200 surcharge to cover tracking costs.

It passed the Assembly 97-0.

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