May 16, 2002
The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. President:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 498 - Local Governments - Financial Reports - Submission Date.
This bill authorizes counties, municipal corporations and taxing districts in the State with a population in excess of 400,000 to submit its annual financial report to the Department of Legislative Services by the first day in January following the end of the fiscal year. The bill also extends the due date for counties, municipal corporations or taxing districts with a population in excess of 400,000 to submit a comprehensive report on the jurisdiction's financial condition to the Department of Legislative Services from 120 to 180 days following the end of a fiscal year.
House Bill 742, 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 498.
Parris N. Glendening