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Steven Tyler To Testify on Hawaii’s Celebrity Privacy Bill

·By civilbeat

Aerosmith’s lead singer has submitted written testimony on the so-called “Steven Tyler Act” named in his honor — and he plans to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on Friday morning at the state Capitol, according to the Associated Press.

The bill cracks down on paparazzi stalking celebrities from public spaces, but fuzzy definitions alarmed critics who warn the measure could make lawbreakers out of passersby on a beach taking photos with a camera phone. 

The AP reports:

Hawaii’s Senate judiciary committee plans to consider the so-called Steven Tyler Act on Friday morning.

Sen. Kalani English from Maui says he introduced the bill at Tyler’s request. Tyler owns a multimillion-dollar home in Maui.

More than two-thirds of the state senators have co-sponsored the bill.

English says the bill will spur celebrity tourism. 

Photo via S. Nadal, Wikimedia Commons.