SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A state Senate committee hasvoted downa bill spurred in part by the release of 911 tapes involving Demi Moore.

The bill by Assem. Norma Torres, D-Pomona,would have barred the news media from getting 911 emergency call audio tapes and transcripts.

Torres, a former emergency dispatcher, was upset with the release of the call describing the actress as shaking and convulsing in a January medical emergency. Torres says her bill, AB 1275, would protect patient privacy.

It cleared the Assembly but failed Tuesday in the Senate Public Safety Committee after news organizations objected.

Meanwhile, Assem. Mike Feuer,D-Los Angeles, has withdrawn AB 2299. His Assembly-approved bill could have removed the home addresses of current and former law enforcement officers and judges from public property records.

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