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 197.

This bill allows a county or municipal corporation to designate an area on a county or municipal highway or a highway on which the county or municipality is authorized to do work, as a highway work zone. A county or municipal corporation may reduce the established speed limits in such designated zones if necessary to ensure the public safety.

House Bill 351, 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 197.

Parris N. Glendening