Steven Tyler Act Stalls in Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) - 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.

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