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 647 - Crimes - Robbery Revision and Value of Property or Services in Theft and Related Offenses.

This bill revises and restates the laws relating to robbery, and applies these changes to offenses committed on or after October 1, 2000.

Senate Bill 591, 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 647.

Parris N. Glendening