Steven Tyler Act dies in House Committee

Published On: Mar 21 2013 04:46:00 PM HST
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The Steven Tyler Act, which would allow people to sue those who violate their privacy by taking photos or videos, is being shelved for this legislative session.

Senate Bill 465 sailed through the Senate.  But, it was dead on arrival in the House.

"There's no support at this time for this measure," said Rep. Angus McKelvey, who is the chair for the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.  "I've talked to my colleagues within committee and other members about hearing the measure and it was pretty much universally expressed to me there was no support for the measure at all."

The bill was to be heard first in the Consumer Protection and Commerce committee.  McKelvey says they have more important issues this session like implementing the Affordable Care Act.  He says the state already has laws to protect the rights of the Aerosmith frontman and others.

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