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 183 - Workers' Compensation Commission - Offsets and Credits for Overpayment of Certain Benefits.

This bill authorizes the Workers' Compensation Commission to order an offset or credit against an award for permanent partial disability benefits, for temporary total disability benefits previously paid, or vocational rehabilitation benefits previously provided, to a covered employee.

Senate Bill 116, 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 183.

Parris N. Glendening