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 253 - Alcoholic Beverages - Brewed Products - Advertising Signs.

This bill increases the value of an advertising sign that a brewer, nonresident dealer or beer wholesaler may provide to a retail alcoholic beverages licensee to $150. However, a sign manufactured by a beer wholesaler may not be over $50 in value.

House Bill 513, 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 253.

Parris N. Glendening