Hawaii Passes Steven Tyler Law

Steven Tyler Act

AP Photo/Oskar Garcia

A month after Steven Tyler proposed a bill to help protect celebrities from the paparazzi in Hawaii, the senate have voted to pass the law. Since Tyler was the one to propose such a law, it has officially been named the “Steven Tyler Act.”

The Steven Tyler Act, or SB465, officially creates a civil cause for action for the “constructive invasion of privacy,” making it possible to sue a paparazzo or other like-minded offender “if the person captures or intends to capture, in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person, through any means a visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of another person while that person is engaging in a personal or familial activity with a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Twenty-three out of 25 of the senate members voted for the bill which will soon be heading to the House for its next step. Last month, while at the hearing testimony before the Hawaii’s State Senate Judiciary Committee, Tyler told them that paparazzi come with the property of being a star, but when they use huge lenses to take pictures of personal time which then in turn goes into magazines and other publications, it feels like a serious invasion of privacy.

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