A state measure inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk after the state Assembly passed the measure, the AP reports. The measure caps the amount public universities in the state can pay to speakers.
“The Democrat-controlled Assembly unanimously passed the legislation to cap the spending of state money at $10,000,” the AP reports. “The legislation is now up for consideration by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who has disparaged the MTV reality show as bad for the state’s image.”
The report adds: “Republican Assemblyman John DiMaio said he was inspired to write the measure after Snooki was paid $32,000 collected from student fees to speak at a student event at Rutgers University in 2011. Snooki’s pay was $2,000 more than Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison received to speak at commencement.”