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      Assembly passes GPS tracking ban

      The dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (file photo).
      The dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (file photo).
      MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw using GPS to secretly track someone.

      Under the Republican measure passed unanimously Thursday, anyone who secretly places a GPS device on another person's vehicle or obtains information about a person's movement using a GPS device would be guilty of a misdemeanor.

      That would be punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and nine months in jail.

      The bill now heads to the Senate, which must pass it on April 1 or it will die for the year.