- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas House committee has rejected a reworked version of a publicity-rights bill that was backed by legendary Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles’ family but was vetoed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday rejected the bill that is similar to one vetoed by Hutchinson this week. The bill doesn’t contain language that the Motion Picture Association of America said was too broad and could lead to frivolous lawsuits.

The original bill was filed after Broyles’ family worried that his likeness could be misused.

The replacement bill would establish a right of publicity to prevent an unwanted use of someone’s likeness that could be extended 50 years after death. Photographers still expressed concerns about unintended consequences of the revised proposal.


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