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 586 - Workers' Compensation - Temporary Total Disability Benefits - Jurisdiction of the Commission.

This bill provides that the Workers' Compensation Commission shall retain jurisdiction of a determination pending an appeal to consider a request for temporary total disability benefits provided that the employee's benefits were granted in the order on appeal and were terminated by the insurer or self-insurer pending adjudication or resolution of the appeal.

House Bill 612, 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 586.

Parris N. Glendening