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 277 - Baltimore City - Sheriff - Deputy Sheriff Majors and Deputy Sheriffs.

This bill requires the Sheriff of Baltimore City to appoint a second deputy sheriff major and reduces the number of deputy sheriffs the Sheriff of Baltimore City is authorized to appoint from 84 to 83.

House Bill 1181, 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 277.

Parris N. Glendening