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  Date of enactment: July 1, 2015
2015 Assembly Bill 19   Date of publication*: July 2, 2015
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2015 WISCONSIN ACT 45
An Act to create 940.315 of the statutes; relating to: unlawful use of a global positioning device, and creating a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
45,1 Section 1. 940.315 of the statutes is created to read:
940.315 Global positioning devices. (1) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
(a) Places a global positioning device or a device equipped with global positioning technology on a vehicle owned or leased by another person without that person's consent.
(b) Intentionally obtains information regarding another person's movement or location generated by a global positioning device or a device equipped with global positioning technology that has been placed without that person's consent.
(2) This section does not apply to a motor vehicle manufacturer or a person, acting within the scope of his or her employment, who installs an in-vehicle communication or telematics system, to a device installed by or with the permission of the vehicle owner for automobile insurance rating, underwriting, or claims handling purposes, to a law enforcement officer acting in his or her official capacity, to a parent or guardian acting to track the movement or location of his or her minor child or his or her ward, to a lienholder or agent of a lienholder acting to track the movement or location of a motor vehicle in order to repossess the motor vehicle, or to an employer or business owner acting to track the movement or location of a motor vehicle owned, leased, or assigned for use by the employer or business owner.
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