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 125.

This bill requires victims of juvenile offenders to be notified of hearings to waive juvenile jurisdiction, authorizes the victim to submit a victim impact statement to the court at the waiver hearing and authorizes the court to consider the victim impact statement in determining whether to waive its jurisdiction.

House Bill 302, 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 125.

Parris N. Glendening