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 256 - Crimes - Controlled Dangerous Substance Analogues.

This bill provides that "controlled dangerous substance analogues" be treated as Schedule I controlled dangerous substances, to the extent that the analogues are intended for human consumption. Such analogues are defined, in part, as substances that have a chemical structure substantially similar to the chemical structure of a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I or Schedule II.

House Bill 37, 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 256.

Parris N. Glendening