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 240 - Victims' Rights - Incompetency and Not Criminally Responsible Procedures.

This bill alters current law relating to the rights of a victim of a crime of violence under provisions applicable to proceedings on incompetency and criminal responsibility in criminal cases.

House Bill 508, 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 240.

Parris N. Glendening