Tyler, Fleetwood push Hawaii celeb privacy bill

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 4:06 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — Rock legends Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood have convinced a Hawaii Senate committee to approve a bill to protect celebrities or anyone else from intrusive paparazzi.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved the so-called Steven Tyler Act Friday after the stars testified at a hearing.

The bill would give people power to sue others who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way.

Tyler says he asked state Sen. Kalani English to introduce the measure after paparazzi took a photo of the Aerosmith frontman and his girlfriend in his home, causing a ripple in his family.

The former "American Idol" judge says his kids don't want to go out with him in Hawaii because of the threat of paparazzi.

Opponents say the bill limits constitutional rights.

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