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 481 - Domestic Violence - Out-of-State Orders for Protection - Enforcement.

This bill specifies procedures for the enforcement of out-of-state orders for protection from domestic violence. A law enforcement officer enforcing an out-of-state order for protection in accordance with statutory provisions shall be immune from civil liability if the law enforcement officer acts in good faith and in a reasonable manner. The bill also defines "order for protection" and replaces the term "protective order" in relevant provisions of law with "order for protection." House Bill 254, 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 481.

Parris N. Glendening