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Steven Tyler Act stalls in Hawaii

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The future is looking bleak for the Hawaii celebrity privacy bill known as the Steven Tyler Act.

The proposal pushed by the Aerosmith lead singer is missing deadlines in the state House, and key lawmakers say they won't push it through.

The bill to prevent unwanted photos and video people in their private moments sailed through the state Senate earlier this month, after Tyler testified in person at a committee hearing in February.

But the chairman of the first of three House committees the bill needs to pass says he won't hold a hearing for the measure.

Consumer Protection Committee Chairman Rep. Angus McKelvey, of Maui, says the bill has zero support in the House.

House Speaker Joseph Souki says he doesn't plan to override McKelvey's decision.

Tyler, who owns a multimillion dollar home on Maui, earlier said he asked Sen. Kalani English, from Maui, to introduce the bill after someone photographed him with his girlfriend at his home in December.

Along with Tyler, rock legend Mick Fleetwood, who has restaurant in McKelvey's district, personally appeared to urge lawmakers to pass the bill. Their appearance generated buzz in the state Capitol, as staffers snapped cellphone pictures of the stars and compared them in the hallways after the hearing.

Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne and several other high-profile celebrities also submitted written testimony in favor of the bill.

National media organizations have staunchly opposed the proposal, saying it would limit freedom of the press.

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