310 LAWS OF MARYLAND.
BILLS PASSED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
OF THE LEGISLATURE OF 1933 AND VETOED
BY GOVERNOR RITCHIE AND HIS REASONS
FOR SUCH VETOES.
(All of these bills were vetoed by the Governor after the
adjournment of the Legislature, either having been pre-
sented to him after the adjournment of the Legislature
or not in sufficient time to require executive action be-
fore adjournment. )
TAX REDEMPTIONS—ALLEGANY COUNTY.
(Chapter 52, House Bill 71. )
This bill provides that before selling property purchased
at a tax sale, the County Commissioners of Allegany County
shall first give notice to the previous owner, and permit
such owner to redeem the property upon paying a sum
equivalent to the price paid by the County Commissioners,
plus taxes and public liens and the additional sum of 6 per
centum per annum.
This bill is in conflict with the provisions of the State-
wide law covering tax redemptions (Section 78, Article 81
of the Code), which provides for redemption within a year
upon payment of the amount paid by the purchaser, with
interest at the rate of 10 per centum per annum, and it
seems to me unwise to have this State-wide law changed
in one county.
In addition, the bill provides that the County Commis-
sioners shall give the previous owner notice by mail of their
intention to sell such property, and as the giving of this
notice would not be indicated in any way on the land records,
it would be practically impossible to show that the notice
had ever been given or received, and hence there would fre-