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 1371 - Carroll County - Bond Authorization - Carroll County General Hospital, Inc.

This bill authorizes the County Commissioners of Carroll County to issue up to $20 million in general obligation bonds for construction and improvement of facilities at the Carroll County General Hospital. The date of maturity cannot exceed 30 years.

Senate Bill 842, 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 1371.

Parris N. Glendening