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 154 - Harford County - Highways - Prohibition on Use for Solicitation.

This bill prohibits in Harford County a person from standing in a roadway, median divider, or intersection to solicit money or donations of any kind from an occupant of a vehicle.

Senate Bill 197, 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 154.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.