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 195 - Natural Resources - Submerged Aquatic Vegetation.

This bill establishes new requirements relating to the delineation of submerged aquatic vegetation protection zones and updates of the delineations by the Department of Natural Resources and prohibits a person from using specified gear in the delineated areas.

House Bill 536, 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 195.

Parris N. Glendening