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 347 - Correctional Services - Local Correctional Facilities - Inmate Welfare Funds.

This bill authorizes the establishment of an inmate welfare fund in each local correctional facility.

Senate Bill 271, 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 347.

Parris N. Glendening