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 754 - Vehicle Laws- Utility Emergencies- Incidental Drivers.

This bill provides that specified provisions relating to motor carriers do not apply to incidental drivers during a declared utility emrgency and that specified incidental drivers employed by or under contract with a utility company are exempt from specified requirements during a utility emergency under specified circumstances. House Bill 1146, 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 704.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.