Hawaii Senate Passes Steven Tyler Act, Seeks to Protect Stars
The senate (in Hawaii) passed a bill yesterday that makes it a civil violation for folks to take unwanted pictures and videos of others in their private moments(Steven Tyler Act).
Steven Tyler – who owns a Maui home – asked Senator Kalani English to sponsor such a law and testified before the Senate earlier this year in support of it. The issue became personal for the 64-year-old rocker in December after photos of him and his family were published in a national magazine.
Meanwhile, Senator Sam Slom, the Senate’s sole Republican, objected to the legislation, however, saying Hawaii already protects its citizens and this proposal violates First Amendment rights.
“My final remarks to Steven Tyler as he sang so eloquently are, ‘Dream on, dream on,’” Slom joked.
Twenty-three of the state’s 25 Senate members voted in favor of the bill, which now goes to the House for consideration. Other celebrities who support the bill include Britney Spears, Mick Fleetwood and the Osborne family.
Go Steven, Go Tyler…….