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 1272 - State Board of Social Work Examiners - Appointment of Board Members - Vacancies.

This bill provides for the filling of a vacancy of a licensed certified social worker or licensed social worker-clinical position, on the State Board of Social Work Examiners, with a qualified licensee of any license level, if a licensed certified social worker or a licensed social worker-clinical is not appointed to the Board within 6 months.

Senate Bill 127, 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 1272.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.