The Association of California Egg Farmers has asked the state Legislature to enact clear standards for housing egg-laying hens as the mandates in Proposition 2, a ballot measure Californians approved last year, are vague.

Californian egg farmers are not sure how much space they need to provide the hens to comply with the proposition.  

Debbie Murdock, executive director, ACEF, said the farmers need clear-cut housing standards to determine how they can comply with the law.

If the provision is violated, farmers face fines up to $1,000 per violation and/or a jail sentence of up to six months.