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 309 - Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System - Membership.

This bill provides State employees who were previously eligible for Law Enforcement Officers' Pension System membership, but elected not to transfer, with an additional transfer opportunity through December 31, 2002.

House Bill 216, 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 309.

Parris N. Glendening