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 237 - Higher Education - Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program - Eligibility.

This bill expands the eligibility of the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program to allow the child or surviving spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to receive an award under the program. The child of a victim must be at least 16 years old to receive an award.

House Bill 300, 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 237.

Parris N. Glendening