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Governor Brown Signs Paparazzi Privacy Bill

Jacqueline Jackson |
September 24, 2013 | 10:27 p.m. PDT

Managing Editor

Halle Berry and Jennifer Garnier | Chris Stokes Blog
Halle Berry and Jennifer Garnier | Chris Stokes Blog
Celebrities in Hollywood are celebrating a victory Tuesday night after Governor Brown signed a bill to limit how the paparazzi takes photos of celebrities and their kids.

The governor's signature on the privacy measure will make it a misdemeanor to attempt to photograph or videotape a child in a harassing manner if the child's parents are celebrities or public officials.

The bills author Sen. Kevin de Leon said Tuesday that the new law "will give children no matter who their parent is, protection from harassers who go to extremes to turn a buck."

The law became a hot topic after Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry became spokeswomen for it earlier this year. The law is expected to take effect on Jan. 1 and will increase the penalty for harassment from as much as six months in jail or fine of $1,000 to a possible fine of $10,000 and up to one year in jail.

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WATCH: Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner discuss the paparazzi and their right to protect their children below.


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