2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 10, 2015 - Offered by Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
AB19-ASA1,1,2 1An Act to create 940.315 of the statutes; relating to: unlawful use of a global
2positioning device, and creating a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB19-ASA1,1 3Section 1. 940.315 of the statutes is created to read:
AB19-ASA1,1,5 4940.315 Global positioning devices. (1) Whoever does any of the following
5is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
AB19-ASA1,1,76 (a) Places a global positioning device on a vehicle owned or leased by another
7person without that person's consent.
AB19-ASA1,1,108 (b) Intentionally obtains information regarding another person's movement or
9location generated by a global positioning device that has been placed without that
10person's consent.
AB19-ASA1,2,9 11(2) This section does not apply to a motor vehicle manufacturer or a person,
12acting within the scope of his or her employment, who installs an in-vehicle

1subscription based communication or navigation telematics system, to a device
2installed by or with the permission of the vehicle owner for automobile insurance
3rating, underwriting, or claims handling purposes, to a law enforcement officer
4acting in his or her official capacity, to a parent or guardian acting to track the
5movement or location of his or her minor child or minor ward, to a lienholder or agent
6of a lienholder acting to track the movement or location of a motor vehicle in order
7to repossess the motor vehicle, or to an employer or business owner acting to track
8the movement or location of a motor vehicle owned, leased, or assigned for use by the
9employer or business owner.