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 678 - Real Property - Mortgage or Deed of Trust - Enforcement of Release.

This bill establishes provisions for a holder to take action for the release and recordation of the satisfaction of the mortgage or deed of trust after a loan secured by a mortgage or deed of trust has been paid in full.

House Bill 1054, 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 678.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.