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 691 - State Treasury - Deposits by Units of State Government.

This bill removes a requirement that units of State government deposit specified revenue into the State Treasury monthly, and provides that units of State government must deposit specified revenue into depositaries designated by the Treasurer; and must be in accordance with regulations and policies adopted by the Treasurer and the Comptroller.

Senate Bill 291, 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 691.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.