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 408 - Child Support Enforcement - Earnings Withholding.

This bill requires that when a court orders immediate service of an earnings withholding order, the court order must require that payments be made through the State disbursement unit.

House Bill 107, 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 408.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.