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 632 - Insurance - Offers of Educational or Promotional Materials or Articles of Merchandise.

This bill prohibits a person from knowingly offering, promising, or giving valuable consideration not specified in a policy of insurance other than life insurance, health insurance, or annuities except for educational materials, promotional materials, or articles of merchandise that cost less than ten dollars.

House Bill 711, 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 632.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.