May 26, 2004

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, I have today vetoed House Bill 478 - Frederick County - Alcoholic Beverages Licenses - Bed and Breakfast and Country Inn Establishments.

This bill establishes in Frederick County separate alcoholic beverages licenses for bed and breakfast, and country inn establishments. It establishes license requirements and restrictions on the use of the licenses and specifies license fees.

Senate Bill 446, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 11, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 478.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.