N.J. bill would let towns regulate reality TV shows

    “Aiming to prevent a Situation in which taxpayers get ‘Snook’-ered or public safety is compromised during the filming of reality television shows.”

    So begins the announcement from N.J. Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, R-12, who is introducing a bill that would allow municipalities to regulate the reality TV shows they agree to host.

    Called the “Snookiville Law,” Dancer’s legislation takes a cue from the problems that arose during the filming of “Jersey Shore.” Towns that license reality shows could impose conditions that benefit the local businesses and protect public safety — like requiring the show to pay for additional police officers.


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    The bill aims to prevent putting additional burdens on taxpayers for costs created by the shows.

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