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 359 - Inheritance Tax - Corrective.

This bill clarifies and corrects certain provisions of the inheritance tax law made obsolete as a result of the exemption from the inheritance tax for direct beneficiaries and siblings under Chapter 497 of 2000.

Senate Bill 244, 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 359.

Parris N. Glendening