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 370.

This bill authorizes the Social Services Administration (SSA) of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) to enter into interstate compacts with agencies of other states to ensure the continuity of adoption assistance payments and Medicaid for children whose adoptive parents move to other states or are residents of another state.

Senate Bill 96, 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 370.

Parris N. Glendening