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 551 - County Income Tax Disparity Grants.

This bill makes technical changes to the disparity grant formula to reflect the current method of calculating local income taxes.

House Bill 945, 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 551.

Parris N. Glendening