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 943 - Natural Resources - Wildlife - Hunting Restrictions.

This bill authorizes a person in Dorchester County to hunt deer on certain Sundays on private land with a bow and arrow during October and November. It also prohibits a person, while hunting any bird or mammal, from shooting or discharging any firearm or other deadly weapon within 150 yards of a church. House Bill 1388, 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 943.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.