May 16, 2002

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 53 - Family Investment Program - Earned Income Disregard.

This bill increases the Department of Human Resources' earned income disregard for Family Investment Program recipients who obtain unsubsidized employment from 35 percent to 40 percent of earned income, contingent on the availability of federal funds.

House Bill 530, 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 53.

Parris N. Glendening