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 855 - Crimes - Theft Under $100.

This bill authorizies a police officer to issue a citation for the misdemeanor of theft under $100. Senate Bill 350, 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 855.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.