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 878 - Cooperative Housing Corporations, Condominiums, and Homeowners Associations - Electronic Transmission of Notices and Votes.

This bill authorizes a cooperative housing corporation, a council of unit owners of a condominium, and a homeowners association to provide notice of a meeting or deliver information by electronic transmission, if specified conditions are met, and provides that the notice or delivery by electronic transmission shall be considered ineffective if specified conditions are met.

Senate Bill 568, 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 878.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.