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 750 - Department of Transportation - Personnel - Disciplinary Action.

This bill requires an appointing authority or a designated representative of the Department of Transportation to initiate specified steps before taking any disciplinary action related to employee misconduct. The bill also authorizes the appointing authority or designated representative to suspend an employee, with or without pay, under specified circumstances. Senate Bill 534, 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 750.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.