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 816 - Fiduciary Institutions - Customer Financial Records - Allowable Disclosures.

This bill authorizes a fiduciary institution to disclose an adult customer's financial records to the adult protective services program in a local department of social services, if the institution or its officer, employee, agent or director believes that the customer has been subject to financial exploitation.

House Bill 736, 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 816.

Parris N. Glendening