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 1185 - Libraries - Funding - Regional Resource Centers.

This bill alters the calculation of the State funding formula for regional resource centers beginning in fiscal 2002 by increasing the per capita grant amount from $1.70 to $3.50 in fiscal 2002, and by $0.50 per year through fiscal 2004.

Senate Bill 650, 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 1185.

Parris N. Glendening