May 22, 2003
The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. President:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed Senate Bill 703 - Task Force to Study the Availability of Audiology and Speech-Language Services.
This bill establishes the Task Force to Study the Availability of Audiology and Speech-Language Services for children in kindergarten through grade 12 in the public schools in the State. Additionally, the bill specifies the composition, powers, and duties of the Task Force, and requires the Task Force to report its findings and recommendations to specified committees of the General Assembly by December 1, 2003.
House Bill 1042, 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 703.
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.