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 476 - Wicomico County - Alcoholic Beverages - Wine Tasting Permit.

This bill establishes a WT (wine tasting) permit in Wicomico County, available to the holder of a Class A beer and wine (off-sale) license for $150 per year. At an event, the holder of a WT permit may open no more than six brands of wine at any one time and may allow customers to sample two ounces of each brand but not more than six samples per day. The WT permit is for on-premises consumption only, and wine sampling may not be conducted from a drive-through window.

House Bill 492, 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 476.

Parris N. Glendening