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 192 - Film Production Activity - Sales and Use Tax Exemption.

This bill exempts from the sales and use tax the sale of tangible property or a taxable service that is used directly in connection with a "film production activity." The bill defines film production activity as the production of film projects including feature films, television projects, commercials and corporate films, which are intended for nationwide distribution.

House Bill 926, 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 192.

Parris N. Glendening