“Snookiville” Law Drafted to Protect Towns From the Next Jersey Shore
While some Seaside natives insist Jersey Shore has been a boon for their town, New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer doesn't see it that way. In fact, he's backing a law — nicknamed the "Snookiville Law," because why not embrace the ridiculousness? — that would give local officials more power over reality shows filming in their area.
According to the Asbury Park Press, the bills would allow local officials to "impose conditions such as requiring the crew to pay for additional police, if needed."
Assemblyman Dancer explained that big reality shows draw crowds and crowds, while good for business, are bad for public safety. "This [bill] will help local officials make sure that the attention reality stars like Snooki and JWOWW bring to their town benefits local residents and businesses."
For the record, 495 Productions, the company behind Jersey Shore, did shell out the big bucks so that Seaside Heights officers could work off-duty hours to help limit the public-safety impact of the crowds of fans who swarmed the boardwalk.