Celebrities can soon enjoy vacationing in Hawaii a little more than before, thanks to Steven Tyler.
A month after hearing of a proposed a bill, dubbed as the "Steven Tyler Act," which protects celebrities from paparazzi, Hawaii state senate have announced today that they have passed the bill, according to Yahoo! News.
So what does this mean for the shutterbugs on the Aloha State?
The Steven Tyler Act, or SB465, officially creates a civil cause for action for the "constructive invasion of privacy," making it possible to sue a paparazzo or other like-minded offender "if the person captures or intends to capture, in a manner that is offensive to a reasonable person, through any means a visual image, sound recording, or other physical impression of another person while that person is engaging in a personal or familial activity with a reasonable expectation of privacy."
Twenty-three of the state's 25 Senate members voted in favor of the bill, which now goes to the House for consideration.
During a hearing testimony with Hawaii's state Senate Judiciary Committee last month, Tyler admitted that getting photographed is part of the "dealio" that comes with fame, but added, "When I'm in my own home and I'm taking a shower or changing clothes or eating or spending Christmas with my children, and I see paparazzi a mile away, shooting at me with lenses this long, and then seeing that very picture in People magazine, you know, it hurts...That's what they do, they are just constantly taking from us."