May 22, 2003

The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21041

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, today I have vetoed Senate Bill 769 - Baltimore City - Pimlico Road Arts and Community Center Loan of 2001.

This bill alters the date by which the grantee is required to provide a matching fund, from June 1, 2003, to June 1, 2005, pursuant to Chapter 411 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 2001.

House Bill 1016, 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 769.

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.