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 424 - Juvenile Justice - Criminal History Record Information - Dissemination.

This bill authorizes the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository, when a juvenile has been charged as an adult, to disseminate to the Maryland Justice Analysis Center unique identifiers relating to the child, including name, fingerprint identification numbers and record or file numbers. The bill prohibits the Maryland Justice Analysis Center from disseminating criminal history record information except in accordance with State law.

House Bill 943, 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 424.

Parris N. Glendening