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 471 - Dorchester County - Public School Capital Improvement Bonds.

This bill authorizes the County Commissioners of Dorchester County to issue up to $2.5 million in general obligation bonds to finance capital improvements to the county's public schools.

House Bill 1355, 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 471.

Parris N. Glendening