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Washington State Considers Law to Require Violators of Restraining Orders to Wear a GPS Tracking Device

By Nottage and Ward on March 21, 2011

KLEWTV.com reports that a bill that is pending in the Washington State Legislature seeks to expand the protection offered to victims of harassment and stalking in orders of protection.

The bill, HB 1180, is supported by the family of a woman who was killed by a man who stalked her outside of the school where she taught. According to the article, the woman had an order of protection against the man, but he had violated it at least once. If the bill passes, a person who violates an order of protection would be required to wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) monitor, which would warn law enforcement officials, as well as the victim, that the offender is violating the order.

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