New Jersey Weighs 'Snookiville Law' to Help Control Reality Casts CNN
A law proposed by a New Jersey assemblyman would allow townships to license reality show productions and levy fees, in turn giving them the ability to hire more police to control reality show cast members and their fans, reports CNN.com.
The proposed law is called the "Snookiville Law" -- named after Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, one of the reality stars on MTV's "Jersey Shore." Two years ago, Snooki was arrested for disorderly conduct in Seaside, N.J.
"This bill will permit local officials to make sure taxpayers don't get 'Snook'-ered or public safety is compromised when reality stars such as Snooki or JWoww come to town," said New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, who is behind the law.
Dancer, a Republican, said he doesn't want to discourage reality shows from taping in New Jersey, but wants to protect taxpayers.
“Jersey Shore” is taping its final season, but a spinoff with Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley is in production in Manchester, near Dancer’s district, the report notes.