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 643 - Frederick County - County Commissioners - Salaries.

This bill increases the salaries of the County Commissioners of Frederick County to $45,000 per year and provides that the Act does not apply to the salaries or compensation of the incumbent County Commissioners. Senate Bill 509, 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 643.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.