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 563 - Law Enforcement - Mutual Aid Agreements - Maryland Vehicle Law.

This bill clarifies that a police officer acting under a mutual aid agreement authorized under a specified provision of law may enforce the Maryland Vehicle Law beyond the police officer's sworn jurisdiction.

House Bill 305, 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 563.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.