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 795 - Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program - Dwelling Units.
This bill requires a local jurisdiction to include all dwelling units in calculating the 1-in-20 acre density ratio under the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program, with a specified exception; defines the term "dwelling unit" as it applies to the critical area program; authorizes a local jurisdiction to consider one additional dwelling unit as part of a primary dwelling unit under specified circumstances; and provides for the prospective application of the Act.
House Bill 1345, 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 795.
Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.