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 97 - Unemployment Insurance - Self-Employment Assistance Program - Modification of Termination Date.

This bill modifies the termination date for the Self-Employment Assistance Program to provide that the Program will remain effective until the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) determines that federal funding, as well as other funding sources for the Program are no longer available.

Senate Bill 77, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 11, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 97.

Parris N. Glendening