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 147.

This bill requires that crime victims and victims' representatives be notified of hearings on all motions for new trials and petitions for sentence review and have the right to attend such hearings.

House Bill 304, 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 147.

Parris N. Glendening