Robot Delivery And Trespassing Penalties
Companies like Amazon and FedEx are lobbying for autonomous personal delivery devices to start operating in residential areas of Iowa communities. The House has passed a bill allowing for these robot deliveries and now a Senate committee has modified the bill. It would allow these personal delivery devices to operate on the side of roads as well as sidewalks. The House has also passed a bill adding penalties for those who trespass and take animal, plant, or land samples from an agricultural-producing property. It also includes penalties for taking a photograph while trespassing that extends to non-agricultural property as well.