May 22, 2003

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, today I have vetoed Senate Bill 241 - Health Occupations - Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapists - Reciprocity.

This bill requires the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists to grant a license to an applicant for a license to practice clinical marriage and family therapy under specified circumstances.

House Bill 259, 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 241.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.