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Steven Tyler to Testify at Capitol, School Safety, High Surf

STAR POWER AT STATE CAPITOL

Cameras will be rolling at the Capitol this morning when rock star Steven Tyler testifies in support of a bill named in his honor, but that's exactly what he will speak out against. The Steven Tyler Act would allow celebrities to sue people who take pictures of them in Hawaii that they say violate their privacy. Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Neil Diamond, and the Osbournes are among the stars who have submitted letters in support of Senate Bill 465. They say it would help the economy because more celebrities would buy homes in Hawaii and visit, but local and national media say it's a violation of the First Amendment.

STEVEN TYLER'S STATEMENT

"The paradise of Hawaii is a magnet for celebrities who just want a peaceful vacation," Tyler, who has a 4.8 million dollar beach home in Maui, said in a statement. "As a person in the public eye, I know the paparazzi are there and we have to accept that," he added. "But when they intrude into our private space, disregard our safety and the safety of others, that crosses a serious line that shouldn't be ignored."

SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITY

The deadly shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut has prompted security changes at other school campuses across the nation. This morning at 6:55 on Sunrise, we'll hear from the Director of the Department of Education's Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch.

HIGH SURF

Watch for big waves on North and West facing shores. Dan's tracking surf and our weekend forecast.

COMEDIAN JO KOY & SWAMP ROMP PREVIEW

Plus, comedian Jo Koy joins us live and Jennifer Robbins checks out the muddy course awaiting those who dare to join next week's Swamp Romp.

See you on Sunrise!

Aloha,

Tannya Joaquin

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