TRENTON, N. J. (CBS) – New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer announced his plans to introduce the “Snookiville Law,” which will allow New Jersey towns to regulate the filming of reality television shows.
Assemblyman Dancer made the announcement Friday saying that the crowds attracted to a community by popular reality shows can be good for local business, but “a costly challenge to a town’s ability to control crowds and protect public safety.”
Dancer believes the law will help officials make sure the attention received from reality stars benefits residents and businesses. It will also allow towns who adopt licensing ordinances to impose conditions for the show, such as paying for extra officers for public safety.
“Life is more than ‘gym, tanning and laundry’ to communities hosting reality TV shows,” said Dancer. “The reality is these shows may cost taxpayers money by requiring additional services when cameras are rolling in town and town leaders should have the option to license and regulate if deemed necessary.”