New GPS Stalking Legislation to be Unveiled Following ECMC Murder

May 28, 2013 Updated May 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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May 28, 2013 Updated May 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - On Tuesday, Senator Tim Kennedy and the family of Jackie Wisniewski, who was murdered last year at ECMC, will unveil new legislation to prevent stalking with the use of GPS or other electronic tracking devices.

Prior to her murder, Wisniewski discovered a GPS tracking device that Timothy Jorden, the man who killed her, installed on her car to monitor her whereabouts.

Currently, there is no legal statute that outlaws the use of GPS devices in stalking cases. Senator Kennedy has proposed legislation that would make it a felony offense to install a GPS tracking system to determine the location or movement of a person.

They will outline the bill at a 10 a.m. press conference Tuesday at the Burchfield Nature & Art Center in West Seneca.