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 313 - Baltimore City - Hotel Room Tax - Extension of Sunset.

This bill extends until July 1, 2007 the requirement that Baltimore City appropriate at least 40% of the proceeds from the city's hotel room tax for convention center marketing and tourism promotion.

Senate Bill 450, 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 313.

Parris N. Glendening