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 825 - Land Patents - Property Line Surveyors.

This bill expands the definition of "surveyor" to include a property line surveyor with respect to the application, review, and issuance of land patents. The property line surveyor must be licensed under the Maryland Professional Land Surveyors Act. The bill also allows the Commissioner of Land Patents to accept a previously performed property line survey when the Commissioner must settle a land dispute case.

Senate Bill 411, 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 825.

Parris N. Glendening