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Private investigators fight GPS tracker bill, but proposal likely to advance in SenateSubmitted: 03/27/2015
MADISON - Wisconsin private investigators might lose a tool they value within the next few months.

A state Senate committee will likely advance a bill within weeks to ban the use of many GPS tracking devices on cars.

The bill is designed to prevent stalking, but private investigators would lose the ability to use the tool in their work, too.

The Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators has argued that private investigators should be exempted from the new law.

A representative from the group made that case in a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on Tuesday.

The chief of staff in the office of Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), who chairs the committee, told us he suspects the bill will pass the committee sometime in April.

He hasn't heard any discussion of the possibility of formal amendments giving special permissions to private investigators.

The state Assembly has already passed the bill.

The full Senate and Gov. Scott Walker would need to approve it to become law.

Click the link below to read the bill.

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Story By: Ben Meyer

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