Autonomous vehicle delivery bill HB1289 clears Florida Senate

A bill that would pave the way for driverless delivery in Florida cruised through the Senate Monday.

The Senate took up the House version of the bill (HB 1289), presented by St. Petersburg Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes. The bill passed 39-1, with Panhandle Republican Sen. George Gainer voting against the measure. The legislation cleared the House unanimously on Friday.