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 153 - Electric Cooperatives.

This bill revises, restates and recodifies current laws relating to electric cooperatives and includes provisions relating to the naming of electric cooperatives, the governance and continued validity of specified security instruments, the effect, construction and application of provisions of this Act.

Senate Bill 129, 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 153.

Parris N. Glendening