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Steven Tyler Act Hits Snag in Hawaii
Claire Holton

Things aren’t looking good for the Steven Tyler Act, according to the Associated Press (via Billboard).

After passing in the Hawaiian Senate easily, the bill, which would ensure privacy for celebrities against invasive paparazzi on the islands, is very unlikely to pass in the House.

“There is zero support for that legislation in the House of Representatives,” Representative Angus McKelvey, a Maui Democrat who refuses to hear the bill, told the press. “To say there is absolutely zero support would be an understatement.”

Bad news indeed for the Aerosmith frontman who introduced the bill to Maui Senator Kalani English in December. Tyler and fellow rocker Mick Fleetwood, who both have Hawaii homes, testified before the Hawaiian Senate in support of the bill last month.

However, Tyler’s attorney Dina LaPolt is still hopeful. “I was very surprised we got out of the Senate on the first run,” she told the press. “If it had passed through the House, I would have been shocked.” 

LaPolt went on to say that she will continue to build support for the bill, which can be taken up again in the House next year.

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