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 215 - Resident Agents - Service.

This bill authorizes each local government and State agency not represented by the Attorney General to file notice with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation designating a State citizen, a corporation or an officer of the government or agency as a resident agent to receive service of process and other legal notices.

House Bill 481, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me today, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 215.

Parris N. Glendening