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 486 - Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Coverage for Claims of Family Members.

This bill requires an insurer to offer to the first named insured, under a policy or binder of private passenger motor vehicle liability insurance, liability coverage for claims made by family members in a specified amount under specified circumstances. It also requires that the offer be made on a specified form.

Senate Bill 460, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 27, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 486.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.