Sep. 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM ET
Some stars get handbags and song lyrics named after them. "Jersey Shore's" Snooki? Her moniker could be headed all the way to city hall!
A New Jersey legislator has introduced a bill that would allow towns to have a tighter rein over reality shows shooting within their borders and determine whether producers should chip in to cover law-enforcement costs, according to published reports.
Oh, and he's also named his proposed bill after the pint-size star.
Among its provisions, the law would enable towns to impose fees on reality-show producers to help cover the costs of beefing up public-safety measures, including hiring additional police officers for shoots.
Of course, those extra officers do come in handy, considering "Jersey Shore" is notorious for leaving in its wake a vomitage of boozy brawls, sloshed-up antics and jarring glimpses of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's abs that pose a health hazard to hapless eyes everywhere.
No word yet if Jersey legislators are mulling over an Anti-Meatball Law to ensure that expectant moms don't push beer in baby strollers -- yeah, it's a situation.
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