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 230 - Motor Vehicle Titling Tax - Exercise of Option to Purchase Under Vehicle Leasing Agreement.

This bill exempts a vehicle transferred to a lessee who purchases a vehicle at the end of a lease term from the motor vehicle titling tax. The bill stipulates that the exemption is applicable to any vehicle transferred on or after July 1, 2001.

House Bill 220, 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 230.

Parris N. Glendening