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 430 - Personal Property Tax - Refunds and Reports.

This bill alters the process by which businesses may correct inaccurate personal property returns that were filed with the Department of Assessments and Taxation. The bill also provides that an exemption for manufacturing personal property may not be claimed with an amended return for prior years, unless the exemption already existed.

House Bill 588, 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 430.

Parris N. Glendening