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 833 - Income Tax - Filing Returns.

This bill provides that if the due date for a federal income tax return which is filed electronically is later than April 15, the due date for a Maryland income tax return is the same as the federal due date if the Maryland return is filed electronically and if the balance due with the return is paid electronically.

House Bill 1315, 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 833.

Parris N. Glendening