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 463 - Baltimore City - Alcoholic Beverages - Class A License Transfers.

This bill exempts a transfer of a Class A beer, wine and liquor alcoholic beverages license from the prohibition against locating a licensed premises within 300 feet of a church or school in Baltimore City, provided that: the license is transferred from Ward 12, Precinct 1 to a property within a block surrounded by Elm Avenue, Berry Street, Paine Street, and West 37th Street; the transfer has the written support of the Hampden Community Council, the Hampden Village Merchant's Association and Hampden Main Street; and the transfer is consistent with the Hampden Urban Plan.

House Bill 804, 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 463.

Parris N. Glendening