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 446 - Task Force on Resource Based Industry in Maryland - Establishment.

This bill establishes a 17-member Task Force on Resource Based Industry in Maryland to examine the need for and the feasibility of establishing a financing development authority to assist Maryland's farming, fishing, forestry and mining extraction industries with financial, training and technical and business planning assistance.

House Bill 933, 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 446.

Parris N. Glendening