388 ' LAWS OF MARYLAND.
Chapter 67, House Bill 121, incorporates the town of
Berwyn, in Prince George's County.
The qualifications of voters in the referendum election
are such as to preclude a property owner resident in the
town for less than twelve months from protecting himself
against the impositions of taxes through his right of fran-
chise. There is estimated to be 180 qualified voters eligible
to vote on the referendum, and a petition has been filed
with me bearing the names of 103 such voters in protest
against the submission of the bill. A similar bill was sub-
mitted to referendum vote some years ago and defeated.
Under these circumstances, I do not feel that the cost of
holding this proposed election would be justified, nor am I
convinced as to the fairness of an election under the pro-
posed referendum, since no adequate provision is made for
notice to be given the voters prior to the holding of the elec-
tion. I have, therefore, vetoed the bill.
Chapter 98, Senate Bill 37, directs the Mayor and City
Council of Cumberland to accept from property owners on
Cecil Street one-half of the amount and interest due for
street and sidewalk improvements as payment in full.
The Attorney-General has ruled that this bill is in viola-
tion of Section 33 of Article 3 of the Constitution and I
have, therefore vetoed it.
Chapter 20, House Bill 6, relating to public works, is a
duplicate of Chapter 84, Senate Bill 2, which has been
Chapter 21, House Bill 7, relating to dependent children,
is a duplicate of Chapter 148, Senate Bill 49, which has been
Chapter 47, House Bill 77, relating to claims for unsound
or damaged tobacco, is a duplicate of Chapter 138, Senate
Bill 136, which has been signed.
Chapter 73, House Bill 75, relating to tonger's license,
is a duplicate of Chapter 100, Senate Bill 40, which has
For these reasons, I have vetoed each of the above bills.