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 419.

This bill provides that the presidents of the University System of Maryland (USM) constituent institutions may establish campus-based foundations. Each foundation need not be approved by the USM Board of Regents but shall operate subject to policies adopted by the board in consultation with the presidents of the institutions.

Senate Bill 296, 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 419.

Parris N. Glendening