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 1261 - Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Sponsoring Organizations - Qualified Immunity from Civil Liability.

This bill provides that a "child passenger safety technician" or "sponsoring organization" is not civilly liable for an act or omission that occurs solely in the inspection, installation or adjustment of a "child safety seat" in a motor vehicle, or in giving advice or assistance regarding the installation or adjustment of a child safety seat, under certain circumstances.

Senate Bill 35, 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 1261.

Parris N. Glendening