After security officers at Georgia’s state capitol building recently had to ask visitors twice in one day to stop flying drones around the iconic Gold Dome, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, they soon realized they had a problem. They had no authority to enforce that request. No state regulation required operators to keep their unmanned aircraft away from the statehouse or the governor’s mansion, each of which is in Atlanta. To fix that, the newspaper reports, the Georgia Building Authority board, chaired by Gov. Nathan Deal, unanimously passed a resolution June 29 banning drones from flying in or around the governor’s mansion and the statehouse and within five miles of the heliport near the capitol.
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