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 404 - Family Law - Marriage Ceremonies - Judges.

This bill authorizes a judge to perform a marriage ceremony in the State and defines a specified term.

House Bill 106, 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 404.

Parris N. Glendening