The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 85.

This bill allows a property buyer to elect to pay property taxes on a semiannual payment effective in the current year if a property transfer occurs on or after July 1 but on or before September 30. This bill is effective July 1, 1999.

Senate Bill 677, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 13, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 85.

Parris N. Glendening