May 26, 2004

The Honorable Michael E. Busch
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 177 - Insurance Producers - Continuing Education Requirements.

This bill requires specified insurance producers to receive continuing education, directly relating to flood insurance.

Senate Bill 584, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 11, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 177.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.