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 971 - Motor Coaches - Not-for-Profit Entities.

This bill requires a not-for-profit entity that owns and operates a motor coach with a gross weight of at least 32,000 pounds to obtain a license for the motor coach from the Public Service Commission. The not-for-profit entity must have the motor coach inspected for safety every six months by an authorized Maryland inspection station.

Senate Bill 673, 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 971.

Parris N. Glendening