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 173 - Insurance - Cancellation of Policies - Required Notice.

This bill requires insurers to provide written notice of cancellation to an insured, by certificate of mailing, at least ten days before the insurer proposes to cancel a policy when the cancellation is a result of the insured's failure to pay the required premium. The bill applies to homeowners insurance and auto insurance policies.

House Bill 413, 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 173.

Parris N. Glendening