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 366 - Victims' Rights - Crime - Definition.

This bill alters the definition of crime in provisions relating to the authority of a court to enter a judgment of restitution and the State Board of Victim Services.

House Bill 705, 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 366.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.