HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii senators are set to consider whether the state needs to prevent paparazzi from stalking celebrities who vacation in Hawaii.
A Senate committee plans to consider the so-called Steven Tyler Act on Friday.
The bill is named for the Aerosmith singer because he recently bought a home in Maui and the lawmaker who wrote it says Tyler requested the legislation.
Sen. Kalani English from Maui says he hopes the move will encourage more celebrities to come to Hawaii.
The bill gives public figures the power to sue people who take photos or videos of them in an offensive way during their private lives. The initiative has initial support from more than two-thirds of the state Senate.
Hawaii media lawyer Jeff Portnoy says it is embarrassing potentially unconstitutional.
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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.
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