VA House Bill 1981 and GPS (Global Tracking Devices)

On February 23, 2013, the Virginia House Speaker & the Virginia Senate President signed HB 1981 and sent it to the Governor for his signature. If he signs the Bill (which it appears he will), it will become law on July 1, 2013.

This bill provides that any person who installs or places an electronic device through intentionally deceptive means and without consent and uses it to track the location of another person is guilty of a Class 3 Misdemeanor. The Bill will bear the Title section number 18.2-60.5. There are exemptions to this Bill that would allow Private Investigators, who have the consent of the property owner, to install and place the device on the property (e.g vehicles…).

This item was provided by the 
ALIASS Investigations Department