May 22, 2003
The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. President:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed Senate Bill 28 - Prince George's County - Criminal Procedure - Probation Before Judgment.
This bill includes Prince George's County as a county in which the court is authorized to impose a sentence of imprisonment as a condition of probation before judgment.
Senate Bill 428, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Senate Bill 428 is a broader bill and extends statewide the authority of a court to impose a sentence of imprisonment as a condition of a suspended sentence, probation before judgment, and probation after judgment. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 28.
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.