The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 91 - Maryland Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - Market Reforms.
This bill conforms Maryland law with federal law as it relates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The bill also makes certain technical corrections relating to group health plans.
Senate Bill 53, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 91.
Parris N. Glendening