A bill signed into law Tuesday will make it more difficult for paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures just "to turn a buck."
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the privacy measure, which will make it a misdemeanor to attempt to photograph or videotape a child in a harassing manner if the image is being taken because the child's parent is a celebrity or public official.
The measure drew strong support from Hollywood celebrities. Actresses Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry testified before the Legislature that when they take their children out in public, they are harassed by paparazzi.
The bill's author, state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), said in a statement that the new law "will give children, no matter who their parent is, protection from harassers who go to extremes to turn a buck."