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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lawmakers today weigh GPS tracking for sex offenders

Advertiser Staff

A bill authorizing the courts to require convicted sex offenders to wear a global positioning system transmitter (GPS) for up to 10 years after release from prison is being considered by lawmakers today.

HB340 will be heard at the State Capitol, Conference Room 325 at 2 p.m.

The bill is designed to help law enforcement officials better track the whereabouts of sexual predators and discourage repeat offenses.