The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 13 - Inheritance Tax - Exemption for Lineal Beneficiaries and Siblings.

This bill exempts from the inheritance tax property that passes from a decedent to direct relatives or siblings of the decedent.

Senate Bill 1, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me today, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 13.

Parris N. Glendening