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 507 - Life Insurance Freedom to Travel Act.

This bill prohibits a life insurance company from refusing to insure, refusing to continue to insure, limiting the amount or extent or kind of coverage available to an individual, or charging an individual a different rate for the same coverage solely for reasons associated with an applicant's or insured's past lawful travel experiences.

House Bill 617, 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 507.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.