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 837 - Dorchester County - Property Tax Credit - Agricultural Land in Agricultural Preservation District.

This bill authorizes Dorchester County to grant a county property tax credit on agricultural land located in an agricultural preservation district or that is subject to an agricultural land preservation easement or similar easement.

House Bill 1367, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 25, 2000, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 837.

Parris N. Glendening