May 26, 2005

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 234 - Procurement - Debarment - Causes.

This bill authorizes the debarment of a person that is debarred under Federal Acquisition Regulations. Additionally, the bill provides for the automatic termination of a specified debarment under specified circumstances. House Bill 262, 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 234.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.