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 359 - Medical Assistance - Program Recipients - Continuity of Care.

This bill requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to maintain continuity of care for a Medicaid program recipient in certain circumstances.

House Bill 950, 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 359.

Parris N. Glendening