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 758 - Property Tax Assessment - Country Clubs and Golf Courses.

This bill alters the assessment method for country clubs and public golf courses. The Department of Assessment and Taxation must adopt regulations establishing the value of land under the bill.

Senate Bill 571, 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 758.

Parris N. Glendening