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 182 - Commercial Law - Dishonored Instruments - Notice of Dishonor.

This bill authorizes the holder of a dishonored check or other instrument, as an alternative to obtaining a certificate of mailing from the U.S. Postal Service, to execute an affidavit that attests to the mailing of a dishonor notice.

Senate Bill 119, 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 182.

Parris N. Glendening