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 213 - Higher Education - HOPE Scholarships - Eligibility.

This bill expands the eligibility for the Maryland HOPE Scholarship and the Community College Transfer Scholarship programs by increasing the eligible family income from $80,000 to $95,000.

House Bill 329, 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 213.

Parris N. Glendening