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 1259 - Education - Children in State-Supervised Care - Transfer of Educational Records.

This bill requires a placement agency responsible for a child in State-supervised care, or the agency's designee, to provide notice to a public school or a specified nonpublic school regarding the enrollment or imminent enrollment of a child in State-supervised care. The bill also requires a sending school to orally inform a receiving school of the grade level of the child and requires a sending school to convey specified information to a receiving school. Senate Bill 426, 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 1259.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.