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 522 - Howard County and Prince George's County Laurel College Center.

This bill allows a student who resides in Howard County or Prince George's County to pay in-county tuition and fees at the Laurel College Center. The bill applies to any student who attends the center on or after August 1, 2001. Under current law, with some exceptions, students attending community colleges in counties other than their counties of residence must pay out-of-county tuition and fees.

Senate Bill 272, 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 522.

Parris N. Glendening