May 26, 2005

The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis, MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed Senate Bill 644 - Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program - Regular Rehabilitation Program - Residential Building Reconstruction.

This bill authorizes loans under the Regular Rehabilitation Program of the Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program to be used for the reconstruction of residential buildings provides four or fewer dwellings. The effective date of the bill is June 1, 2005 and the program terminates November 30, 2005.

House Bill 583, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 644.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.