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 487 - Procurement - University System of Maryland - Construction Contracts.

This bill applies the provisions of the State Finance and Procurement Article for retainage and prompt payment of subcontractors to a procurement contract by the University System of Maryland.

House Bill 409, 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 487.

Parris N. Glendening