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 132.

This bill modifies provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law pertaining to special registration tags and parking placards available to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Among other reforms, the bill specifies that a licensed physician, chiropractor, optometrist, or podiatrist must certify that an individual suffers from one of the list of specified disabilities in order for that individual to obtain a special registration and special plates.

Senate Bill 505, 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 132.

Parris N. Glendening