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 485 - Vehicle Laws - Manufacturers, Distributors, and Factory Branches - Good Faith Dealings.

This bill prohibits a manufacturer, distributor or factory branch from failing to act in "good faith" in transactions related to franchise agreements or any other transaction governed by Title 15, Subtitle 2 of the Transportation Article.

House Bill 571, 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 485.

Parris N. Glendening