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 163 - State Employees - Procurement - Competitive Re-Engineering Pilot Program.

This bill extends the termination date for the Competitive Re-Engineering Pilot Program from September 30, 2000 to September 30, 2003. It also extends the date on which the Council on Management and Productivity must submit a report on the effect of the pilot program to the General Assembly.

House Bill 267, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 163.

Parris N. Glendening