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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.

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A good law. Just because someone is a celebrity doesn't mean they should be on parade 24/7. They deserve times of privacy too.

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These kinds of laws make sense. Sadly, it is very hard for us to control ourselves when something juicy about a celeb gets out there. We all go gaga. I'm just as guilty... Giving the public what they want isn't always right.

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This does make sense. Some may argue this kind of attention comes with the territory of being a celebrity (which it does), but a line needs to be drawn when celebrities are being photographed with telescopic lenses in their own homes and what not.

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