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 801 - Health Insurance - Small Group Market - Eligibility Requirements.

This bill simplifies the method for determining eligibility in the small group insurance market.

House Bill 649, 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 801.

Parris N. Glendening