May 22, 2003

The Honorable Michael E. Busch
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed House Bill 25 - Health Insurance - Task Force to Study Access to Mental Health Services.

This bill establishes the Task Force on Access to Mental Health Services, specifies the duties and members of the Task Force, and requires the Task Force to submit reports to the Governor and the General Assembly by specified dates.

Senate Bill 252, 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 25.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.