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 725 - Baltimore City - Local Government Tort Claims Act - Lexington Market, Incorporated.

This bill provides that Lexington Market, Incorporated in Baltimore City meets the definition of local government for the purposes of the Local Government Tort Claims Act. Lexington Market and its employees may not raise as a defense a specified statutory limitation on the liability of an agent of an association or organization.

Senate Bill 715, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me today, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 725.

Parris N. Glendening