Governor Chris Christie signed seven bills into law, including one inspired by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.

The "Snooki Law" limits how much state universities can pay speakers, setting a $10,000 cap on the amount of state money that can be spent.

Snooki was paid $32,000 to speak at a 2011 Rutgers student event. This year, Little Steven Van Zandt is being paid $35,000 to speak at Rutgers' commencement ceremony.

Christie said he signed the bill after several incidents in recent years "have shined a light on the fees paid to some invitees to speak at our state’s public institutions of higher education."

"In light of the rising costs of college education, public institutions of education must be mindful of how they spend their resources, which directly contribute to the costs of tuition and fees charged to students," he said.

Since the speakers are not paid with state funds, however, Christie said this bill is "essentially a symbolic statement on the rising costs of higher education and will have minimal impact on limiting the ability of the state’s public institutions of higher education to engage speakers at whatever rates they mutually agree to pay."

Patch has the full list of the seven bills Christie signed, along with one he vetoed.

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