California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has authored a bill that hikes the penalties for crashing a party.
Being an uninvited guest to an event could cost you $1,000 or more, or six months in jail, under Portantino’s bill.
In a statement, Portantino described the motivations behind the bill — which were not aimed at DC party crashers, obviously, but Hollywood, where it is apparently much more rampant.
“The Screen Actors Guild Awards show has been plagued with ‘gate crashers’ in recent years and they asked me to carry the bill for security reasons,” he said. He added that a technicality in the law prevented prosecuting those caught sneaking into the events.
The bill passed the Senate public safety committee and will move on to appropriations.