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 904 - Land Use.

This bill amends provisions of the State zoning and planning law (Article 66B) that apply to counties operating under the commission or code home rule form of government and to all municipalities except those in the Maryland-Washington Regional District. The bill also clarifies which provisions of Article 66B apply to Baltimore City.

Senate Bill 523, 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 904.

Parris N. Glendening