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 352 - Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving - Repeat Offenders.

This bill requires the Motor Vehicle Administration to suspend for one year the driver's license of a person convicted of driving or attempting to drive while under the influence of alcohol or under the influence of alcohol per se more than once within a five-year period. The bill also requires such repeat offenders to participate in the ignition interlock program for three months to one year after the mandatory one-year suspension as a condition of license restoration or reinstatement, and increases other penalties applicable to such repeat offenses.

House Bill 4, 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 352.

Parris N. Glendening