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 284 - Estates - Personal Representatives - Election for Modified Administration.

This bill provides alternative means by which a personal representative of an estate may file an election for modified administration.

Senate Bill 307, 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 284.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.