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 1082 - Homeland Security - Protection of Building Records.

This bill expands the circumstances under which a custodian may deny inspection of public records relating to public security to include records of public facilities and privately owned or operated buildings, structures, or facilities.

Senate Bill 733, 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 1082.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.