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 1489 - Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2004 - Prince George's County - Mission of Love Loan of 2003. This bill amends Chapter 204 of the Acts of 2003, as amended, to allow the matching fund for the Prince George's County - Mission of Love project to consist of real property and in kind contributions; etc. Senate Bill 23, 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 1489.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.