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Committee passes bill that would ban GPS tracking on vehicles

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A bill that would ban secretly placing GPS devices on people's vehicle's is approved by a legislative committee.

Under the bill, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on a vehicle, or obtains info about a person's movements using a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor, and could face up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

The bill's author, Rep. Adam Neylon, said secret GPS tracking amounts to an invasion of privacy.
  
The committee approved the measure unanimously on Thursday.

The bill now heads to the Assembly for a full vote.

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