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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5811

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 2267

   

Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

REP. HORNISH, 62nd Dist.

REP. FONTANA, 87th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING BATTERY CAGES AND EGG LAYING HENS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require that battery cages in which egg laying hens are confined be of a size that ensures such hens have enough room to spread their wings.

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure egg laying hens are treated humanely.