Celebrity parents residing in California now have reason to breathe a little easier: Senate Bill 606, which aims to protect the children of celebrities and public figures, was signed into law this week.
The Huffington Post reports on the implications of the bill when it goes into effect next year:
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, a paparazzo convicted of harassing a minor who has been singled out due to his or her parent’s profession (famous actors, singers, reality TV stars, politicians, etc.) can spend up to a year in jail — which is raised from six months previously. Fines can also be imposed, including $10,000 for the first violation, $20,000 for the second, and up to $30,000 for the third. The law also allows the parent or guardian of the child being harassed to seek civil liability.
Do you think the paparazzi bill will make it easier for celebrity parents to raise their children out of the public eye?