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Celebs Rejoice As New Paparazzi Bill Passes

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After months of testimony, Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner can finally celebrate and breathe easy now that Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into effect aimed to protect the privacy of celebrity children.

According to the L.A. Times, under the new law it will make it a misdemeanor if paparazzi “photograph or videotape a child in a harassing manner if the image is being taken because the child’s parent is a celebrity or public official.”

Paparazzi who break the law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

While Berry and Garner were strong supporters of the bill, it was opposed by broadcasters and newspapers, citing the freedom of the press.

Learn more about the new paparazzi bill in the full Entertainment Report below:

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