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 180 - Continuing Care Communities - Direct Admissions Into Comprehensive Care Nursing Bed - Repeal of Abrogation Provision.

This bill repeals the June 30, 2002 termination date for provisions that allow continuing care retirement communities to have direct admissions to their nursing home beds and still retain their Certificate of Need exemption.

House Bill 321, 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 180.

Parris N. Glendening