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 134 - Office for Individuals with Disabilities - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

This bill extends the sunset date for the Office for Individuals with Disabilities from July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2015. This bill also extends the deadline for a sunset evaluation of the Office from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2014.

Senate Bill 130, 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 134.

Parris N. Glendening