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 437 - Cecil County - Development Excise Tax.

This bill authorizes the Board of County Commissioners of Cecil County to impose, by law, a development excise tax for financing the capital costs of additional or expanded public facilities or improvements in the county.

House Bill 1049, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 437.

Parris N. Glendening