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 463 - State Board of Examiners of Psychologists - Sunset Extension.

This bill extends the sunset date for the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (SBEP) from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2013 and requires another sunset evaluation on or before July 1, 2012. The board is required to report to certain committees of the General Assembly on the implementation of recommendations made by the Department of Legislative Services.

Senate Bill 458, 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 463.

Parris N. Glendening