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 134.

This bill creates the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Fund within the Department of Business and Economic Development to expand employment opportunities in the State by providing low-interest loans to businesses in eligible industry sectors.

House Bill 188, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 13, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 134.

Parris N. Glendening