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 692 - Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Personal Injury Protection Coverage - Waiver.

This bill provides that a waiver of specified personal injury protection benefits, made by a person that is insured continuously by the insurer, is effective until the waiver is withdrawn in writing.

Senate Bill 236, 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 692.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.