Loading

25°F

24°F

25°F

26°F

24°F

26°F

25°F

27°F

24°F

27°F

27°F

25°F
TOP STORY

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.

Related Weblinks:
GPS tracking bill text

Story By: Ben Meyer

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
 Print Story Print Story | Email Story Email Story






 REGIONAL NEWS
Badgers advance to Elite EightSubmitted: 03/26/2015

LOS ANGELES - The Wisconsin Badgers could focus on its control Thursday against a loose playing North Carolina team.

This one wasn't a blowout.

+ Read More

LOS ANGELES - Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

+ Read More

KIEL - Funeral services are scheduled for a Wisconsin state trooper killed in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect.

+ Read More

MADISON - The DNR helped move 26 elk to Jackson County on Thursday. The herd from Kentucky was introduced near Black River Falls.

+ Read More

MADISON - Court records show a Michigan man suspected of killing a rookie Wisconsin state trooper after robbing a bank was part of a group of skinheads who attacked black and Hispanic people nearly 20 years ago.

Steven Timothy Snyder and Trooper Trevor Casper killed each other during a shootout in Fond du Lac on Tuesday. The state Department of Justice says Snyder robbed a Marinette County bank earlier in the day.

+ Read More

Play Video

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to continue a three-walleye limit for lakes and rivers within the state's ceded territory, rather than annually adjusting the number based on how many are taken by the six Chippewa tribes.

+ Read More

MADISON - State regulators have approved plan to build a $500 million-plus power line from western Wisconsin to Middleton.

The Public Service Commission gave the green light Thursday to Northern States Power Company and American Transmission Company to construct the 345-kilovolt line.

+ Read More
+ More Regional News
Search: 






Click Here