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 752 - Security Guards - Certification Renewal - Late Fees.

This bill requires the Secretary of the State Police to assess a $5 per day late fee to applicants whose application for renewal of a security guard certification is not received on or before a specified date except if the renewal is late due to specified hardships; caps the amount of total late fees assessed on an applicant for late certification renewals at $150; and prohibits the Secretary from certifying an applicant if the applicant has outstanding late fees.

Senate Bill 335, 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 752.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.