Marvin Mandel, Governor 1963
these same requirements. The net result is a decisive competitive
advantage for scheduled carriers. Furthermore, although I am in
accord with the purpose of this bill as a measure to protect the
consumer, I am advised that supplemental air carriers are already
fully regulated by the Civil Aeronautics Board for the protection
of the public.
Moreover, it is my belief that this bill should not apply to non-
profit organizations. These organizations are not in the travel busi-
ness and merely arrange charter flights for their members. To im-
pose the licensing and bonding provisions of this bill on these organ-
izations could possibly result in these organizations' abandoning their
charter programs. If this should come about, many Maryland citizens
who are members of non-profit organizations would be denied access
to low-cost charter travel.
Finally, I am advised that presently about 400 supplemental air
carrier charters per year, carrying 52,000 passengers, are operating
from Friendship International Airport. I share the concern of the
Maryland Secretary of Transportation that this legislation would shift
supplemental air carriers from Friendship to non-Maryland airports.
As a result, the revenue losses to the State would be significant.
For these reasons, I believe House Bill 419 must be vetoed.
/s/ Marvin Mandel,
House Bill No. 447—Historic Societies in Garrett County
AN ACT to add new Section 9(31A) to Article 81 of the An-
notated Code of Maryland (1969 Replacement Volume and 1971
Supplement), title "Revenue and Taxes," subtitle "What Shall Be
Taxed and Where," to follow immediately after Section 9(31) thereof,
to exempt from
State, County and City COUNTY taxation the prop-
erty of certain non-profit
organization HISTORIC SOCIETIES in
Garrett County under certain circumstances.
May 31, 1972.
Honorable Thomas Hunter Lowe
Speaker of the House of Delegates
Annapolis, Maryland 21404
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17, of the Maryland Con-
stitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 447.
This bill exempts from county but not from State taxation,
real and personal property owned by non-profit historical societies
in Garrett County. House Bill 37, which was enacted by the General
Assembly and signed by me on May 26, 1972, exempts historical
societies generally from State and County taxes. If House Bill 447
were to be signed, the effect would be to have historical societies
exempt from both County and State property taxes everywhere but
in Garrett County. In Garrett County the societies would be exempt
from County taxation only. I do not believe that it would be fair
or wise to make such a distinction to the detriment of historical