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GPS monitoring could be allowed with restraining orders

Published On: May 23 2013 08:10:44 AM CDT   Updated On: May 23 2013 08:12:26 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

The Legislature's finance committee is set to consider provisions in Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow judges to order GPS monitoring as part of a restraining order.

Current Wisconsin law allows GPS tracking for anyone convicted of violating a domestic abuse or harassment restraining order. Gov. Scott Walker's budget would allow judges to order tracking for someone subject to such an order if the judge decides the person is dangerous.

The budget would hand the state Justice Department $3 million in general purpose revenue over the next two fiscal years to run a grant program to help local governments and police pay for the tracking.

The committee is set to consider the provisions Thursday. It could approve them, revise them or delete them.

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