Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner to urge crackdown on paparazzi

Halle Berry, arrives at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

SACRAMENTO -- Actress Halle Berry is coming back to Sacramento on Tuesday morning, and she’s bringing some additional Hollywood firepower with her.

Joined by actress Jennifer Garner, the Academy Award winner is expected to make another appearance before a legislative committee, testifying in favor of proposed legislation that would limit the paparazzi‘s ability to photograph the children of celebrities.

The bill, Senate Bill 606 by Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles), would change the legal definition of harassment to include any conduct that “alarms, annoys torments or terrorizes” a child while photographing or recording that child.

Newspaper publishers are among those opposing the bill, raising concerns that it would infringe on journalists’ ability to do their jobs.

The bill is expected to be heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.



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