Hawaii House Bill 538 and Senate Bill 346 would prohibit the knowing confinement of egg-laying hens in a “cruel manner” or the sale of shell eggs or egg products produced by hens confined in a “cruel manner” beginning December 31, 2025. The bill defines “confined in a cruel manner” as the “confinement of an egg-lying hen in an enclosure other than a cage-free housing system with less than one square foot of usable floor space per hen in multi-tiered aviaries . . . or any other cage-free system that provides hens with unfettered access to vertical space; or one and a half square feet of usable floor space per hen” in any cage-free system that does not provide hens with unfettered access to vertical space.