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 22 - Criminal Procedure - Circuit Courts - Time for Trial.

This bill provides that, in a criminal matter in circuit court, if the trial date is changed, any subsequent change of the trial date may only be made by the county administrative judge or that judge's designee for good cause shown.

House Bill 398, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me today, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 22.

Parris N. Glendening