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 486 - Vehicle Laws - Special Registration Plates - Honoring State Agriculture.

This bill requires the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), in consultation with the Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation, Inc., to develop and make available a specially designed registration plate honoring Maryland agriculture. Certain proceeds from the new license plate will go to benefit the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc.

Senate Bill 281, 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 486.

Parris N. Glendening