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 1165 - Comptroller - Tax Liens - Reports by Financial Institutions.

This bill alters the content requirements for reports by a financial institution to the State Comptroller concerning persons whose property is subject to a tax lien, if the financial institution submits reports under the Federal Parent Locator Service.

Senate Bill 773, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 27, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 1165.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.