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 921.

This bill repeals the June 30, 1999 sunset date on a provision of the law requiring the Maryland Department of Transportation to provide annual grants to offset the local costs of providing paratransit services that are complementary to fixed route service as required under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

Senate Bill 247, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 27, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 921.

Parris N. Glendening