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 693 - Caroline County - Alcoholic Beverages - Golf Course Licenses.

This bill establishes in Caroline County a Class GC 7-day (golf course) beer, wine and liquor license that may be issued to a golf course or an organization that is open to the public, operated for profit, owns real estate in Caroline County and has a golf course with a minimum of 18 holes. The annual license fee is set at $1,600. The licensee is authorized to sell beer, wine and liquor for consumption on the land and in the buildings, including the clubhouse, used for golfing purposes. A patron need not be seated to be served alcoholic beverages. The hours of sale are from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. the following day Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 12 midnight on Sunday.

House Bill 494, 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 693.

Parris N. Glendening