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 1513 - Baltimore City - Property Tax Credit for Newly Constructed Dwellings.

This bill extends to June 30, 2007, the termination date applicable to provisions of law that authorizes the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City to grant, by law, a property tax credit against the local property tax imposed on specified newly constructed dwellings under specified circumstances. Senate Bill 314, 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 1513.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.