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 414 - Dentists and Dental Hygienists - Licensure - Examination Requirements.

This bill requires a dentist or dental hygienist licensed in another state and who has met specified requirements to be granted licensure in Maryland.

House Bill 334, 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 414.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.