The Steven Tyler Act passed the Hawaii state Senate on March 5, 2013, but the bill has to pass the full senate and be sent to the house by Thursday or it will be off the table this year.
Aerosmith frontman and former American Idol judge is trying to get the bill passed to protect celebrities from paparazzi. The legislation creates a civil violation if anyone takes unwanted pictures or videos of public figures.
FOX reports that Tyler, who lives in Maui, asked Sen. Kalani English to sponsor the bill after photos were taken of him and his girlfriend last December and published in a national magazine. He claims that the photos caused family drama.
Celebrities who have shown their support for the bill include Britney Spears, the Osbornes and Mick Fleetwood.
Out of the 25 Hawaii Senate members, 23 votes "yes" to the Steven Tyler Act. It needs to pass the full senate and head to the House for consideration.
One Senate member who didn't vote in favor of the bill is Republican Sen. Sam Slom.
"My final remarks to Steven Tyler as he sang so eloquently are, `Dream on, dream on." - Sen. Sam Slom
He feels that Hawaii's privacy laws are adequate and the proposed legislation is an attack on rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.