The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
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 915 - Criminal Procedure - Enhanced Sentences - Controlled Dangerous Substances.

This bill allows for conjunctive sentencing for controlled dangerous substance offenses so that enhanced sentences for second or subsequent offenses may be imposed.

Senate Bill 345, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 11, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 915.

Parris N. Glendening