May 16, 2002

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 69 - Riparian Property - Potomac River - Stationary Blind and Blind Site Licensing.

This bill allows persons owning riparian property in Virginia that is adjacent to the tidal waters of the Potomac River to license their shoreline to establish offshore stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting wild waterfowl.

Senate Bill 18, 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 69.

Parris N. Glendening