Doyle signs bill outlawing mandatory microchip implants
AP | May 31 2006
MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill into law on Tuesday prohibiting companies and government agencies from requiring anyone to be implanted with microchips.
The bill comes as a Florida company is starting to market microchip implants as a way for companies to limit access to highly secured rooms. Instead of swiping a card or punching in a code, employees who approach the area automatically set off sensors with the chips beneath the skin of their upper arms that give off radio frequency signals.
The company, VeriChip Corp., says the implants of chips, which are the size of a grain of rice, will always be voluntary.
But bill sponsor Rep. Marlin Schneider, D-Wisconsin Rapids, said the law was needed to stop anyone from being forced to get implants. Violators will face fines of up to $10,000.
VeriChip, of Delray Beach, Fla., is the only company with federal approval to implant such chips in people.
The company has implanted more than 2,500 people worldwide with chips that give hospitals access to their identification, which is used to access medical information stored in an Internet database. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson has endorsed that application and is a member of the company's board of directors.
In February, a Cincinnati surveillance equipment company became the first U.S. business to allow employees who voluntarily got chip implants to use them to enter secure rooms. Some employees in the Mexico attorney general's office have also been implanted with chips for this use.
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