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 764 - Horse Racing - Special Fund - Use of Lottery Funds.

This emergency bill requires that lottery revenues be distributed to the Horse Racing Special Fund when payments are made to the Racing Facility Redevelopment Bond Fund pursuant to the Racing Act of 2000 unless otherwise provided in the budget. The amount of lottery funds distributed to the special fund is required to be equivalent to the payments made to the bond fund.

House Bill 908, 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 764.

Parris N. Glendening