The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 362 - Maryland Home Improvement Commission - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

This bill extends the sunset date for the Maryland Home Improvement Commission from October 1, 2002 to October 1, 2012 and requires another sunset evaluation on or before October 1, 2011, although the Legislative Policy Committee may waive the sunset evaluation. This bill also increases the amount that one claimant may claim from the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund for acts or omissions by one contractor from $10,000 to $15,000, and requires that the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation submit a report by October 1, 2002 on the activities of the Maryland Home Improvement Commission.

House Bill 581, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 362.

Parris N. Glendening