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 383 - Campaign Finance Law - Reporting Requirements.

This bill alters the filing date of the annual campaign finance report from November to the third Wednesday in January. It repeals the requirement for a political committee to file a report six months after a general election where a cash balance, unpaid debt or deficits remain and requires the annual report to be filed in a general election year.

Senate Bill 721, 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 383.

Parris N. Glendening