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, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 118.

This bill clarifies the interpretation of "serious financial hardship" as provided by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund and makes other specified changes to provisions relating to the fund.

House Bill 305, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 27, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 118.

Parris N. Glendening