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Republican lawmaker brings back GPS tracking bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would outlaw using GPS to secretly track someone.

Under Rep. Adam Neylon’s bill, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person’s vehicle would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines.

Neylon, of Pewaukee, introduced the same bill near the end of the last legislative session almost a year ago. The measure passed the full state Assembly unanimously. The Senate judiciary committee passed the bill unanimously three days before the session ended in April but the measure never got a vote in the full chamber.

The Assembly’s criminal justice committee has scheduled a public hearing on the new bill for Tuesday.

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