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 40 - Vehicle Laws - Drivers' Schools and Instructors.

This bill adds the crime of moral turpitude to the list of offenses for which the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) may suspend, revoke or refuse to grant or renew certification of a drivers= school or a driving instructor. The bill also requires the MVA to suspend or revoke such certifications immediately if it is determined that there is a danger of immediate, substantial, and continuing harm to the public if the certification is continued.

House Bill 541, 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 Senate Bill 40.

Parris N. Glendening