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 686 - State Board of Examiners of Psychologists - Powers and Duties.

This bill extends the amount of time, from 60 days to 120 days, that the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists has for notifying a licensed psychologist of a complaint and forwarding the complaint to the licensee. Such notice need not be provided if the board disposes of the complaint within 120 days of the date the complaint was received. The bill also provides that a decision of the board to enforce a suspension of a license for more than one year may not be stayed pending judicial review.

Senate Bill 327, 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 686.

Parris N. Glendening