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 743 - Workers' Compensation - Partly Dependent Individuals - Death Benefit.

This bill modifies the calculation for payment of weekly death benefits to partly dependent individuals and raises the maximum limit of death benefits.

House Bill 887, 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 743.

Parris N. Glendening