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 332 - Baltimore City - Payment of Student Transportation Costs - Sunset Extension.

This bill extends the period during which State highway user revenues distributed to Baltimore City may be used to pay students' costs of discounted Mass Transit Administration fares for eligible public school students. Currently, the City may use the funds for this purpose through fiscal 2002. The bill extends the period through fiscal 2006.

Senate Bill 449, 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 332.

Parris N. Glendening