May 26, 2004

The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis, MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 712 - Motor Homes and Travel Trailers - Vehicle Excise Tax - Definitions - Extension of Sunset.

This bill continues until June 30, 2007, specified provisions that alter the definitions of "fair market value" and "total purchase price" for purposes of the vehicle excise tax imposed on a motor home or a travel trailer, to exclude from the computation of the tax the value of a motor home or travel trailer traded as part of the consideration for the sale. It requires the Department of Transportation to submit a specified report to the fiscal committees of the General Assembly by October 1, 2006.

House Bill 1332, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 26, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 712.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.