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 182 - Workers' Compensation - Benefits for Permanent Partial Disability - Repeal of Sunset Provision for Benefit Payments for Certain Scheduled Members.

This bill repeals the termination date to ensure that the permanent partial disability benefits will continue to be paid at the middle tier of benefits for the loss of thumbs, fingers, or great toes.

Senate Bill 117, 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 182.

Parris N. Glendening