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November 21, 2012

California egg farmers file suit against the state of California

California egg farmers file suit against the state of California challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 2

California’s egg farmers filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 – a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures – is unconstitutionally vague.  The law’s lack of clarity in size and density requirements prevents egg farmers from modifying their housing facilities in time to comply with the January 1, 2015, implementation date. "California’s egg farmers have spent the last four years attempting to gain a clear understanding of how to comply with Proposition 2 but, unfortunately, we are no closer today to knowing how to comply than we were when the law first passed in 2008," said Arnie Riebli, president of the Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF).  He added, "Given the ambiguity in Proposition 2 and the risk of criminal prosecution for violating it, egg farmers have no choice other than to challenge the validity of the law." Read More

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