May 26, 2005

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, today I have vetoed House Bill 287 - Legislative Community Initiatives Loan of 2004 - Baltimore City - Baltimore Zoo Trams.

This bill amends the Legislative Community Initiatives Loan of 2004, as amended, to specify the amount of the matching fund required for the Baltimore Zoo Trams project; etc. Senate Bill 120, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 287.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.