May 26, 2004

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, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 221 - Prince George's County - Wine Consumption - Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

This bill allows, under specified circumstances, residents and their guests in a continuing care retirement community in Prince George's County that holds a Class C (on-sale) beer, wine and liquor license, to consume wine not purchased from the continuing care retirement community.

House Bill 568, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 27, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 221.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.