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 556 - Baltimore City - Tax Sales - Abandoned Property.

The bill alters provisions regarding proceedings to foreclose the right of redemption following a tax sale of abandoned property in Baltimore.

Senate Bill 346, 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 556.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.