The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 1423 - Sound Level Limits and Noise Control - Shooting Sports Clubs.
This bill broadens a current prohibition relating to the adoption of sound level limits and noise control regulations in specified counties. Specifically, the bill provides that a political subdivision may not adopt any noise control regulations that prohibit trapshooting, skeetshooting or other target shooting at certain times by a shooting sports club that is chartered and in operation as of January 1, 2001 or on any range or other property of a shooting sports club that is chartered and in operation as of January 1, 2001.
Senate Bill 869, 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 1423.
Parris N. Glendening