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 663 - Sales and Use Tax - Exemption - Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Flags.

This bill provides that the sales and use tax does not apply to the sale of prisoner of war flags or missing in action flags honoring and remembering military personnel who have served in the armed forces of the United States.

Senate Bill 774, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 663.

Parris N. Glendening