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 201 - Maryland Transportation Authority - Vehicle Parking Facilities.

This bill authorizes the Maryland Transportation Authority to finance, construct, operate, maintain and repair vehicle parking facilities in priority funding areas. Revenues from such a facility must be used to pay all operating and maintenance costs and debt service for each year that the debt is unpaid. The bill also requires the Authority to give priority to projects located within a transit-oriented development area.

House Bill 334, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 201.

Parris N. Glendening