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 444 - Child Support Enforcement Administration - Retirement Health Benefits - Former Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division Employees.

This bill clarifies the rules, and alters the employer payment responsibilities, for the retiree health benefits of employees of the Domestic Relations Division of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court who are transferred to the Child Support Enforcement Administration of the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

House Bill 364, 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 444.

Parris N. Glendening