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 299 - Higher Education - Student Financial Assistance - Maryland Teacher Scholarship.

This bill expands the eligibility criteria for the Maryland Teacher Scholarship Program to allow part-time graduate students to participate in the Program. The annual scholarship award for a part-time graduate student is $2,500.

Senate Bill 206, 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 299.

Parris N. Glendening