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A Michigan Lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow guardians of the elderly, to put in sub dermal tracking devices if they feel it is appropriate. HB 5037 includes the following language:

‘(F) THE POWER TO IMPLANT A SUBCUTANEOUS TRACKING DEVICE WITH THE WARD. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION:

(i) "SUBCUTANEOUS" MEANS EXISTING, PERFORMED, OR INTRODUCED UNDER OR ON THE SKIN.

(ii) "TRACKING DEVICE" MEANS AN ITEM, APPLICATION, OR PRODUCT THAT IS PASSIVELY OR ACTIVELY CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING LOCATION. ‘

The bill was introduced by Republican Peter Lucido who insists this is the best solution to keep track of children and elderly people who may wander off and would benefit from such a tracking device.