Steven Tyler Proposes New Senate Bill in Hawaii

The Steven Tyler Act Aims to Protect Celebrity Privacy in Hawaii
Steven Tyler
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02/08/2013 08:45AM

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Bieber have spoken out about the need for rules and regulations surrounding the paparazzi – most recently after a paparazzo was killed in a tragic accident.

Now, Steven Tyler is adding his voice to the mix.

The rock star and American Idol alum, 64, has proposed Hawaii Senate Bill 465 – now dubbed the Steven Tyler Act – which the would provide a legal remedy for celebrities photographed while engaged in "personal or familial activity" and have a reasonable expectation of privacy, according to a press release obtained by PEOPLE Friday.

"The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation," says Tyler. "As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that. But when they intrude into our private space, disregard our safety and the safety of others, that crosses a serious line that shouldn't be ignored."



The bill will be presented in a Senate hearing in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is currently being endorsed by two-thirds of the Senate.

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