TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Legislation inspired after Rutgers University used student activities fees to pay Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi for an appearance in 2011 has passed a state Senate committee.

The New Jersey Senate’s Higher Education Committee passed a bill Thursday that would require public higher-education institutions to publish a breakdown of students’ fees online.

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The legislation also calls for allowing students to opt out of some entertainment fees.

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The measure stretches back to an appearance at Rutgers by the former star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore.” The university paid Polizzi $32,000.

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State Sen. Joe Kyrillos says college students and their parents should know exactly where fees are going before their money is collected.

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