Ohio Lawmaker Files Bill To Ban Drone Package Deliveries

A member of the Ohio House of Representatives is proposing a law that would ban packages from being delivered by drones in Ohio.

Details of House Bill 327, sponsored by Thomas Patton, call drone delivery a potential safety hazard because packages can be accidentally dropped onto pets or children.

The bill says in part “no commercial entity shall operate an unmanned aerial vehicle to deliver a package for business.”

Delivery companies UPS and Amazon say they are developing several layers of safety checks with their drones, which could involve lowering packages by tether or parachute.