The Hawaii State Senate passed the so-called "Steven Tyler Act" this week. The bill named after famed Aerosmith frontman aimed to protect celebrities from paparazzi.
Tyler approached Hawaii State Sen. Kalani English to sponsor this bill that would create a civil violation if photos or video footage was taken during private moments without consent.
Tyler is a homeowner in English's district of Maui and took particular interest in this cause after unsanctioned photos were taken of him and his girlfriend and then published in a national magazine last year.
Twenty-three of Hawaii's 25 Senate members voted in favor of the legislation, which will now go to the Hawaii's House for consideration.
English said that passage of the bill could prompt increased celebrity tourism in the Aloha State.