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 734 - Higher Education - Student Financial Assistance - Maryland Teacher Scholarship.

This bill expands the Maryland Teacher Scholarship Program to allow part-time undergraduate students to receive or renew a scholarship award. Annual awards for part-time undergraduate students are $1,000 for students attending two-year institutions of higher education and $2,500 for students attending four-year institutions of higher education.

House Bill 1172, 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 734.

Parris N. Glendening