Steven Tyler may have to keep his shirt on after all. After being passed by Hawaii’s Senate, a celebrity privacy bill known as The Steven Tyler Act is now stuck in the island state’s House of Representatives with little apparent chance of moving forward.
“There is zero support for that legislation in the House of Representatives,” Rep. Angus McKelvey of Maui, who is chairman of the consumer protection committee, told the Associated Press. “To say there is absolutely zero support would be an understatement.” McKelvey’s committee is one of three the bill would have to clear to make it to the House floor for a vote.
The legislation would give celebrities the right to sue photographers who take photos or videos of them in private settings.
The Senate approved the bill in February after Tyler testified personally. McKelvey said he would not hold a hearing for the bill. “There is a better chance,” McKelvey said, “of people flapping their arms and flying from Lanai to Maui.”
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