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 425.

This bill authorizes a preneed contract or preneed burial contract to be funded by a life insurance policy or annuity contract under specified circumstances.

Senate Bill 578, 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 425.

Parris N. Glendening