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 1256 - Baltimore City - Special Tax Districts.

This bill authorizes Baltimore City to designate special taxing districts, at the request of property owners, where the City will make infrastructure improvements by issuing bonds or other obligations for financing and assessing the property owners either an ad valorem or special tax to pay the principal and interest on the bonds or obligations.

Senate Bill 805, 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 1256.

Parris N. Glendening