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Innovative delivery technology bill gets Gov. Parson’s signature

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Companies will soon be able to deploy innovative delivery technology in Missouri thanks to a bill Gov. Mike Parson signed on June 22.

Senate Bill 176 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) and handled in the House by Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit).

As the economy continues to recover and evolve, it is vital for Missouri to embrace emerging technology. Personal Delivery Devices (PDDs) are able to bring goods directly to homes and businesses, helping make delivery faster and more convenient. Senate Bill 176 outlines clear policy and guidelines for their use, putting our state on the map for companies employing these devices.

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“Our Technology2030 research revealed Missouri is a top ten state for tech job growth. Establishing policies that embrace emerging technologies helps us secure this advantageous position,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO. “We applaud Sen. Hough and Rep. Fitzwater’s leadership on Senate Bill 176 as well as their constant commitment to utilizing innovation as both an economic and workforce development tool. And we thank Gov. Parson for his signature on this bill which signals Missouri is committed to creating an economic climate where technology and innovation will thrive.”

Fifteen states have passed similar legislation.

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