May 26, 2004
The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
Annapolis MD 21401
Dear Mr. President:
In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 269 - Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
This bill repeals the Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act; adopting the Maryland Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act; establishing the general procedures for child custody proceedings under the Act; specifying the basis for jurisdiction over child custody matters; and specifying the procedures for enforcing child custody determinations made under the Act.
House Bill 400, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 26, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 269.
Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.