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Nevada Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Use of Tracking Devices

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, June 5, 2023 11:36 am

NEVADA – Governor Joe Lombardo has taken a decisive step in safeguarding privacy by signing AB356 into law on Saturday. The bill addresses the concerning issue of tracking devices and their unauthorized use.

The urgency for this legislation was highlighted when Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and Washoe County Commissioner Vaughn Hartung discovered unauthorized tracking devices on their respective vehicles. This incident prompted lawmakers to take action and ensure the protection of individuals’ privacy rights.

Under the newly enacted law, it is now illegal for anyone to install, conceal, or place a mobile tracking device on another person’s vehicle without consent. However, it is important to note that law enforcement agencies are exempt from this restriction if they adhere to state law and constitutional guidelines when placing tracking devices for legitimate purposes.

Violators found guilty of placing tracking devices on vehicles will face legal consequences. A first offense is considered a misdemeanor, while a second offense escalates to a gross misdemeanor.

The bill is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, signaling a significant milestone in enhancing privacy rights and deterring unauthorized tracking activities.

Credits: Fox 5 Vegas

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