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 612 - Crimes - Sabotage and Related Crimes - Revision.

This bill revises and restates the laws relating to sabotage; hindering, delaying, or interfering with defense-related activities; use of identification material; trespassing; and restricted use of highways under certain circumstances. The bill also repeals specified provisions relating to attempt and conspiracy to commit sabotage-related offenses.

Senate Bill 619, 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 612.

Parris N. Glendening