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 494 - Alcoholic Beverages - Direct Wine Seller's Permit.

This bill establishes a State direct wine seller's permit to be issued by the Office of the Comptroller with an annual fee of $10.

House Bill 811, 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 494.

Parris N. Glendening