New Jersey has had enough of Snooki. Lawmakers recently proposed the Snookiville Law, which will allow towns to have more say over reality television shows filming in their neighborhoods.
The "Snookiville Law," proposed by New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, would let towns have control over licensing reality show productions and will allow them to charge fees that would go towards extra police and security around filming areas that draw in crowds.
"These shows can attract crowds, which can benefit local businesses and challenge a community's resources,'' Dancer said in a statement. "The 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 J-Woww come to town."
The law was named after Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki from the Jersey Shore. The young guidette, who recently had a baby, was arrested for disordely conduct while she was intoxicated in Seaside Heights two years ago. Recently, the Jersey Shore's Deena was banned from a bar after causing a drunken scene. The cast seems to bring trouble wherever they go and New Jersey is tired of it.
The fees for extra policing make sense as public intoxication and fights seem to follow the cast.
It is not clear if legislators will seriously consider the proposed law. Dancer doesn't want the law to discourage reality shows from filming in the state as they bring in money, but their antics of the cast can also cost taxpayers.
New Jersey may be relieved that the Jersey Shore was cancelled. The cast just finished filming their last season in Seaside Heights this past summer. The sxith and final season will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 4 on MTV.
However the wild cast isn't completely done with reality shows. Polizzi and Jenni Farley, who just got engaged, are continuing to film the second season of their spin-off, "Snooki & JWoww" in Manchester, New Jersey. As Polizzi has a baby and Farley is making plans to marry fiance Roger Mathews, the duo probably won't be as wild as they were in their Jersey Shore days, but fans will probably continue to follow them as they film.