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 618 - Correctional Officers' Retirement System - Transfer of Service Credit from Employees' Pension System.

This bill authorizes a member of the Correctional Officers' Retirement System to receive eligibility service credit for service transferred from the Employees' Pension System (EPS) if the member was vested but the membership in the EPS was terminated as a result of being laid off for nondisciplinary reasons. House Bill 404, 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 618.

Parris N. Glendening