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 438 - Frederick County - Property Tax Credits - Agricultural Preservation Land and Farm Buildings.

This bill authorizes Frederick County to grant a property tax credit against the county real property tax on certain "agricultural preservation land" and against the property tax on buildings that are located on qualified agricultural land and used in connection with an agricultural activity.

House Bill 337, 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 438.

Parris N. Glendening