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 190 - Register of Wills - Salary.

This bill removes the minimum salary of $6,000 for a register of wills and increases the maximum salary from $75,000 to $85,000. The salary increase will apply at the beginning of the next following term of office.

Senate Bill 13, 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 190.

Parris N. Glendening