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 863 - Maryland Service Contracts and Consumer Products Guaranty Act.

The bill changes the name of the "Maryland Consumer Products Guaranty Act" to the "Maryland Service Contracts and Consumer Product Guaranty Act." It applies to a provider of a service contract the legal mandates applicable to a guarantor of a consumer product guaranty.

Senate Bill 543, 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 863.

Parris N. Glendening