Rep. Demmer information a invoice to stop the state from changing metallic license plates with GPS monitoring

DIXON, Illinois (WIFR) – Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), has passed a new law in the Illinois House of Representatives banning the state from introducing digital license plates on vehicles registered in the state of Illinois.

“Digital license plates use the satellite global positioning system to track the daily movements of Illinois residents,” said the office of Rep. Demmer.

Demmer legislation addresses concerns about a proposal to replace traditional metal number plates with digital GPS tracking in response to an increase in car theft.

“Installing GPS trackers in every car in Illinois would raise serious privacy concerns, not to mention the potential for hackers and the likelihood of technical problems with an unprecedented government interference in the daily lives of Illinois residents.” Demmer said. “The risks associated with digital license plates clearly outweigh the potential benefits. The solution to carjacking is not to track and monitor every resident of the state. “

Demmer’s legislation is House Bill 4105. Rep. Demmer serves the 90th District of Illinois, which includes portions of Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, and LaSalle Counties.

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