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 832 - Universal Service Program Fund - Retention of Funds.

This bill authorizes the Public Service Commission to retain specified funds in the universal service program fund at the end of June 30, 2002 and make the funds available for disbursement through June 30, 2003.

House Bill 1130, 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 832.

Parris N. Glendening