Tyler, Fleetwood go to celeb privacy hearing in HI
FILE- In this June 10, 2009 file photo, vocalist Steven Tyler, of the rock band Aerosmith, performs at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo. Tyler plans to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, on a bill that bears his name and would limit people's freedom to take photos and video of celebrities. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
HONOLULU (AP) — Rock stars Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood are at a Hawaii legislative hearing to push a bill aimed at protecting celebrities' privacy.
The so-called Steven Tyler Act would give celebrities or anyone else the power to sue paparazzi who take photos or video of their private lives in an offensive way.
Tyler says he had his manager draft the bill and requested that Sen. Kalani English introduce it on his behalf.
The former "American Idol" judge recently bought a multi-million dollar home in English's district on Maui.
National media organizations oppose the bill and say the law would infringe on constitutional rights.
More than two-thirds of the state Senate co-sponsored the measure. Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne are among more than a dozen celebrities who submitted testimony supporting the bill.