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 506 - Cecil County - Public Facilities Bonds.

This bill authorizes and empowers the County Commissioners of Cecil County to borrow not more than $11,500,000 in order to finance the cost of the construction and improvement of specified public facilities in Cecil County. Moreover, the County Commissioners may effect that borrowing by the issuance and sale at public or private sale of its general obligation bonds.

House Bill 591, 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 506.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.