May 22, 2003

The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed Senate Bill 618 - Housing - Community Legacy Program - Neighborhood Intervention Projects.

This bill alters the purposes of a community legacy project to include the financing of a neighborhood intervention project for the rehabilitation or demolition of properties located in stable neighborhoods. Additionally, the bill limits the amount of federal assistance that may be awarded for a neighborhood intervention project, and imposes specified obligations on sponsors of neighborhood intervention projects.

House Bill 620, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 618. Sincerely,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.