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 91.

This bill limits the amount a health insurance carrier may recover in a subrogation claim arising from a personal injury action unless the payor files a petition to intervene in the personal injury action and is independently represented by counsel. In addition, the bill requires an injured person who demands a reduction of the subrogation claim to tell the payor the amount of the injured person's attorneys' fees associated with the personal injury claim.

Senate Bill 653, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 27, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 91.

Parris N. Glendening