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 338 - Hospitals - Uniform Emergency Security Codes for Hospitals - Establishment and Implementation.

This bill requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in consultation with the Association of Maryland Hospitals and Health Systems and the Maryland Association of Hospital Security and Safety Directors, to develop a uniform set of emergency security codes for hospitals.

House Bill 476, 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 338.

Parris N. Glendening