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 206.

This bill extends the termination date of the Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000 and extends the date by which the task force must issue a final report from January 1, 2000 to January 1, 2001.

House Bill 62, 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 206.

Parris N. Glendening