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UPDATE: Senate Advances
Steven Tyler Act

Updated 12:27 PM HST, March 5, 2013
Posted 08:44 AM HST, March 5, 2013
Courtesy file photo.

Courtesy file photo.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 12:03 p.m. 3/5/13)

The state Senate passed the bill as amended on third reading today. There were 23 yes votes; one yes vote with reservations from Senator L. Thielen; and two “no” votes from Senators Ihara and Slom. The item is now being transmitted to the House for further consideration.

(Posted: 8:45 a.m. 3/5/13)

The state Senate is expected to vote today on a bill that is aimed at providing better protection for celebrities seeking privacy from the paparazzi.

The bill, known as the Steven Tyler Act, named after the Aerosmith lead singer and part-time Maui resident, would give celebrities the right to sue over unwanted photos, images, and recordings in the islands.

Senate Bill 465 is intended to provide protection from offensive recordings if there is reasonable expectation of keeping personal family moments private.

Under the bill, celebrities would be protected specifically on property that they own or lease.

Those opposed to the bill, including some news agencies, say the measure violates rights to free speech.

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  • JSantos

    Time wasting.

  • tim

    stupid !…ive no respect for the Hollywood elite the fans or the people taking pictures of them ..get a frikn life

  • caught one one time

    i propose a new bill called the ‘give me a break act” this would allow all citizens to opt out of paying taxes of any sort at any time but make in manditory that celebrities visiting the island take photos with us for immunity to the papparazi and with some especially in the case of mr. tryler that they have their clothes on………..here here to the great state of hawaii!

  • Denise

    A wise man once said: “If you are humble, you can go anywhere and no one will bother you.” (actually I overheard this from an elderly man while waiting at the social security office)

  • Maui_Mike

    Sounds stupid, but if I were them I would get sick of people filming me too, they deserve privacy and besides that paparazzi are usually real bottom feeders who need to be stopped.

  • hawaiiansupaman

    Hey Kalani. Why not create a law to outlaw cameras? You’re an idiot.

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