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 877 - Workers' Compensation - Credit Against Payment of Permanent Partial Disability Awards After Appeal.

This bill provides that, if an award of permanent partial disability under the State's workers' compensation laws is reversed or modified by a court on appeal, the payment of the new compensation award will be subject to a credit for compensation previously awarded and paid.

House Bill 1278, 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 877.

Parris N. Glendening