Hawaii Passes ‘The Steven Tyler Act’
Hawaii’s privacy bill named for Aerosmith’s frontman is one step closer to becoming law. The “Hawaii Reporter” says the Hawaii State Senate has passed the Steven Tyler Act, which is aimed at protecting celebrities from the paparazzi and other overzealous photographers. The measure was approved by a large margin, with just two senators voting against it.
Tyler and Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood — who lives in Maui — gave testimony at a hearing on the bill last month. Other stars, including Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali, Guns N’ Roses’ Dizzy Reid, and Neil Diamond also submitted statements in support of the measure. Opponents say the bill is too vague and infringes on First Amendment rights. The Steven Tyler Act is now headed to the Hawaii House of Representatives.