The Steven Tyler Act, which is what this bill is being called today, was given the green light from Hawaii's Senate. This privacy act is aimed at protecting celebrities from getting unwanted photos taken while going about their private lives in Hawaii, according to Fox News on Wednesday March, 6 2013.
Tyler, who owns a home in Maui, started to advocate for this new law after pictures of him with his girlfriend were taken in December and ended up in a national magazine. This caused family problems for the Aerosmith frontman.
The rocker approached Senator Kalani English, who is the senator for the district where Tyler’s home is located, for help in getting the ball rolling on this bill. Out of the 25 Senate members, 23 voted to pass this bill. The bill now goes to the House for consideration.
Along with Tyler, other celebrities supported this bill. Notable names include Britney Spears, Mick Fleetwood and the Osborne family, who want more protection from the paparazzo’s prying camera lens when in Hawaii.
This bill has an opposing side that worries about its impact on the rights granted to Americans under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Hawaii Senate’s only Republican opposed the bill, originally getting sarcastic by saying Tyler can “Dream on, dream on,” which refers to one of Aerosmith’s classic rock songs, “Dream On.”