Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler wants more rules and regulations surrounding the paparazzi, and he is taking his fight to Hawaii.
Tyler, 64, has proposed The Steven Tyler Act, also known as Hawaii Senate Bill 465. The bill would provide celebrities with the ability to sue celebrity photographers if they snap personal photos.
Personal photos would include such activities as celebrities out in the public with family members. The bill calls for a “reasonable expectation of privacy.”
Speaking about his new bill, Tyler explains his decision to target Hawaii:
“The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation. As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that. But when they intrude into our private space, disregard our safety and the safety of others, that crosses a serious line that shouldn’t be ignored.”
The new bill is currently being endorsed by two-thirds of the Hawaiian Senate and will soon be presented for voting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
If the Steve Tyler Act manages to pass in Hawaii, it could set a precedent that echoes through the rest of the United States.
The paparazzi have come under increased fire in recent months for their dangerous attempts to tail celebrities on busy highways and for crowding celebrities vehicles as they attempt to leave various locations.
Justin Bieber recent demanded new laws be passed following the death of a paparazzi member.
Do you think the Senate should pass a bill that would give celebrities reasonable access to their own privacy under certain conditions?