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 673 - State Board for Professional Land Surveyors.

This bill repeals the authority of the State Board for Professional Land Surveyors to issue specified limited and temporary licenses to practice land surveying; eliminates a specific waiting period and right to a conference after failing a licensing examination a specified number of times; repeals specified provisions related to the procedures of the Board; grants the Board authority to issue specified retired status licenses; and generally relates to the practice of professional land surveying.

Senate Bill 476, 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 673.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.