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 243 - Property Tax Credits - Personal Property of a Business That Provides Computers to Employees for Home Use.

This bill authorizes local governments to grant a tax credit against the property tax imposed on personal property of businesses that provide computers to employees for their use at home. The tax credit may not apply against operating personal property of a public utility.

Senate Bill 344, 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 243.

Parris N. Glendening