AEROSMITH, FLEETWOOD MAC: Tyler, Mick Testify in Hawai
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood testified in support of an anti-paparazzi bill in Hawaii on Friday.
The two musicians, who both have homes in the state, testified in front of the state Senate Judiciary Committee for the so-called Steven Tyler Act. The bill would give people power to sue others who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way, such as using telephoto lenses or other advanced equipment to record them on their private properties.
During the hearing, the bill's original contents -- which were mostly written by Tyler's lawyer -- were replaced with language from a related California law that was passed in 2009. Senators also added an amendment to exempt law enforcement authorities, who use telephoto lenses and other such equipment during investigations.
Senate judiciary committee chair Clayton Hee said he wants to move the bill straight to the Senate floor and to the House "in deference and in agreement with" Tyler.