May 22, 2003
The Honorable Michael E. Busch
Speaker of the House
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed House Bill 375 - Harford County - County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools.
This bill repeals the requirement that the Harford County Board of Education provide public notice that the county board will conduct an evaluation of the county superintendent by a specified date. Moreover, the bill repeals the requirement that the county board conduct an evaluation of the county superintendent and share the findings of the evaluation with the county superintendent by a specified date. Finally, the bill repeals the county superintendent's reappointment notification requirement to the county board.
Senate Bill 198, 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 375.
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.