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Personal delivery device legislation on the move

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Companies like Amazon, FedEx and others are in the process of testing technology that would enable machines to deliver goods directly to homes and businesses. Legislation is on the move in the Capitol that would open the door for these innovations to be deployed in Missouri — making it faster and more convenient than ever to get packages delivered.

Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) is sponsoring Senate Bill 176 and Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) is sponsoring its mirror bill in the House, House Bill 592. Both provide guidelines for the use of PDDs — and both have now passed their respective floors and will now cross to the opposite chamber for debate.

Having clear policy in place for the use of such technology would put Missouri on the map for companies utilizing these innovative devices. The use of Personal Delivery Devices (PDDs) could also help reduce road congestion by relieving some of the need to ship products by truck.

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