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 114 - Vehicle Laws - Automotive-Related Industries - Regulation.

This bill provides for the regulation of certain automotive-related industries and business practices under the Maryland Vehicle Law. The bill requires automotive repair facilities and vehicle storage facilities to keep and maintain for at least one year accurate and complete records regarding vehicles that are being repaired or stored at the facilities. Records of automotive repair facilities and vehicle storage facilities, as well as vehicle auctioneers, are subject to inspection by the Motor Vehicle Administration and law enforcement agencies.

Senate Bill 149, 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 114.

Parris N. Glendening