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 355 - Redhouse Run Stormwater Systems Loan of 1984.

This bill amends Chapter 389 of the Acts of 1984 to require that the loan proceeds be encumbered by the Board of Public Works or expended for the purposes provided in the Act no later than June 1, 2006.

Senate Bill 161, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 13, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 355.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.