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 28 - Public Service Commission - Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

This bill replaces the term "electric company" with the term "person" in certain sections of the Public Utility Companies Article for consistency. The bill also makes conforming changes to provisions of the Environment Article relating to issuance of registrations and permits to construct facilities that may cause or control emissions into the air under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Environment.

Senate Bill 50, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 28.

Parris N. Glendening