2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 11, 2015 - Offered by Senator Petrowski.
SB22-SSA1,1,2 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:
SB22-SSA1,1 3Section 1. 940.315 of the statutes is created to read:
SB22-SSA1,1,5 4940.315 Global positioning devices. (1) Whoever does any of the following
5is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
SB22-SSA1,1,76 (a) Places a global positioning device on a vehicle owned or leased by another
7person without that person's consent.
SB22-SSA1,1,108 (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.
SB22-SSA1,2,8 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

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