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Aerosmith's Tyler, Fleetwood Mac drummer appear before lawmakers

Published On: Feb 08 2013 10:44:59 AM HST
Updated On: Feb 08 2013 03:14:42 PM HST

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, in gray jacket, and Fleetwood Mac's drummer Mick Fleetwood, in khaki vest.

HONOLULU -

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and drummer Mick Fleetwood appeared Friday morning in front of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor to testify in favor of what has been billed as the "Steven Tyler Act."

SB465 would give celebrities, or anyone else, protection from photographers and reporters who invade their privacy while they vacation in the islands or relax at their vacation homes.

Maui is a popular spot for vacationing celebrities and Sen. English, who represents the Valley Isle, introduced the legislation.

Sen. English says Tyler had photographs taken while in his bedroom and said other celebrities complained when snapshots taken with powerful lens were sold to the tabloids.

Tyler says his kids don't want to go out with him in Hawaii because of the threat of paparazzi.

The bill has the support of at least 17 senators.

Opponents say the bill limits constitutional rights.

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