May 16, 2002

The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 369 - State Police Retirement System - Retirees - Reemployment as Sheriffs or State's Attorneys.

This bill exempts retirees of the State Police Retirement System from the prohibition against members of the system accepting a retirement allowance or pension allowance from another pension or retirement system supported wholly or in part by the State, if the retiree is serving as a sheriff or State's Attorney for a county that participates in the State Retirement and Pension System.

Senate Bill 477, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 369.

Parris N. Glendening