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 519 - Board of Environmental Sanitarians - Sunset Extension and Program Evaluation.

This bill extends the sunset date for the State Board of Environmental Sanitarians from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2013 and requires another sunset evaluation on or before July 1, 2012. The bill also modifies the board's membership and establishes a specified reporting requirement.

Senate Bill 490, 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 519.

Parris N. Glendening