Steven Tyler successfully urged the state of Hawaii to pass a bill protecting celebrities from paparazzi.
On Tuesday, Hawaii passed the Steven Tyler Act, a bill that makes taking unwanted pictures or videos of celebrities in private moments a civil violation, the Associated Press reports.
Last December, photos of Tyler and his girlfriend vacationing were published in a national magazine and apparently caused family drama. Tyler owns a multimillion-dollar home in Maui, which is in the district of Sen. Kalani English (D), who backed the bill and said the proposal could help celebrity tourism.
Twenty-three of Hawaii's 25 Senate members voted in favor of the bill, which will now go to the House for further consideration. The Senate's only Republican, Sen. Sam Slom, was one of the two to oppose the bill, saying, "We have been the butt of many editorials and jokes across the country for this proposed legislation... "My final remarks to Steven Tyler as he sang so eloquently are, 'Dream on, dream on.'"
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