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 800 - Health Insurance - Uniform Claims Forms.

This bill requires the Insurance Commissioner to adopt regulations defining a "clean claim" as it relates to information submitted on a uniform claims form by a health care provider to a carrier.

House Bill 762, 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 800.

Parris N. Glendening