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 111 - Vehicle Laws - Commercial Drivers' Licenses - Special School Bus Endorsement.

This bill requires a school bus driver to obtain a special school bus endorsement issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration for the person's commercial driver's license. A school bus endorsement authorized under this bill also qualifies as an endorsement for vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers. The bill applies only to individuals applying for a commercial driver's license to drive a school bus on or after the October 1, 2002 effective date.

House Bill 322, 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 111.

Parris N. Glendening