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 805 - Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Easements - Lot Exclusions and Allowable Economic Activity.

This bill modifies current law to provide that farm and forest related uses and home occupations, as determined by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF), may be allowed on land subject to a MALPF easement. The bill also makes several modifications to MALPF's lot exclusion policy.

Senate Bill 626, 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 805.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.