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 32 - Charles County - Highways - Prohibition on Use for Solicitations.

This bill authorizes the Charles County Commissioners to prohibit a person from using a controlled access highway in the county's jurisdiction to solicit money, donations of any kind, employment, business or a ride from the occupant of any vehicle. The bill also prohibits, in Charles County, a person from standing in a roadway, median divider or intersection to solicit money or donations of any kind from the occupant of a vehicle.

Senate Bill 225, 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 32.

Parris N. Glendening