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 727 - Higher Education - Financial Assistance - Nursing Students.

This bill allows the recipient of an award from the Maryland State Nursing Scholarship Program, under the Economic Development Student Assistance Grant Program, to also receive a Senatorial Scholarship, a Delegate Scholarship or a Distinguished Scholar Award.

Senate Bill 96, 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 727.

Parris N. Glendening