The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 639 - Real Property - Maryland Condominium Act - Unit Owner Liability.

This bill provides that except where the condominium council of unit owners bylaws specify otherwise, if the cause of any damage to or destruction of any portion of the condominium originates from a unit, the council of unit owners' property insurance deductible is a common expense. If the bylaws require a condominium unit owner to pay the deductible when the cause of any damage or destruction originates from the owner's unit, the owner's responsibility is limited to $1,000.

House Bill 938, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 639.

Parris N. Glendening