Covert GPS Trackers Now Illegal In Oklahoma

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 10:06 pm
By: News On 6

The use of covert GPS trackers is now illegal because of one state lawmaker’s personal experience.

Representative Mark McBride introduced the bill after he found a tracking device on his truck last year. McBride says OSBI learned the device belonged to a private investigator, but he says he doesn’t know who hired the investigator or why. McBride suspects the wind industry was responsible, he’s suing the investigator now. 

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Under the new law tracking, someone with a GPS device is considered stalking, a misdemeanor which carries a $1,000 fine and 1 year of jail time.

The House passed his bill 74-7 in March, while the Senate passed it 40-0 in April. Fallin signed the bill into law Tuesday.