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 798 - Elevator Renovators and Refinishers.

This bill establishes an elevator renovator contractor license and an elevator renovator mechanic license; establishes fees for the licenses; requires the Elevator Safety Review Board to adopt specified regulations; and requires specified elevator renovators to hold a license by June 1, 2004.

Senate Bill 515, 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 798.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.