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 671 - Regulatory Review and Evaluation Act - Revision.

This bill revises the State's process for reviewing existing regulations. Every eight years each unit of State government is required to submit to the Governor and the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) a schedule of regulations to be reviewed. Related regulations must be reviewed concurrently in groupings no larger than a subtitle, unless good cause exists for reviewing regulation groupings larger than a subtitle. A unit's work plan must be submitted to the Governor and to the AELR Committee one year prior to the commencement of the review of the existing regulations.

Senate Bill 383, 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 671.

Parris N. Glendening