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GPS Tracking Bill Nixed Again In Virginia Senate

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A Virginia lawmaker has failed in his attempt to revive legislation making it illegal to deceptively install an electronic tracking system on a person's vehicle. 

The State Senate Courts of Justice reconsidered Del. Joe May's (R proposal yesterday after killing it last week. This time, the committee voted to postpone the measure until next year. 

The bill failed in the State Senate after passing in the Virginia House of Delegates earlier in February.

May first introduced the measure in 2010 at the request of a constituent who was shocked to discover that a private investigator hired by his estranged wife had legally installed a GPS device on the bottom of his car.

The bill carves out exemptions for police with warrants, parents tracking their kids, any legal representative of an incapacitated adult, owners of fleet vehicles and electronic communications providers such as OnStar and cell phone companies. 

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