Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:20:51 GMT | By Anita Hofschneider, The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

Tyler, Fleetwood push Hawaii celeb privacy bill



Tyler, Fleetwood push Hawaii celeb privacy bill

FILE- In this June 10, 2009 file photo, vocalist Steven Tyler, of the rock band Aerosmith, performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Tyler plans to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, on a bill that bears his name and would limit people's freedom to take photos and video of celebrities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Rock legends Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood have convinced a Hawaii Senate committee to approve a bill to protect celebrities or anyone else from intrusive paparazzi.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved the so-called Steven Tyler Act Friday after the stars testified at a hearing.

The bill would give people power to sue others who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way.

Tyler says he asked state Sen. Kalani English to introduce the measure after paparazzi took a photo of the Aerosmith frontman and his girlfriend in his home, causing a ripple in his family.

The former "American Idol" judge says his kids don't want to go out with him in Hawaii because of the threat of paparazzi.

Opponents say the bill limits constitutional rights.

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