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 236.

This bill eliminates the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission over steam heating companies. The bill also requires formerly regulated steam heating companies to be bound by the rate structure in effect on September 30, 1999 as a maximum until October 2002.

House Bill 126, 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 236.

Parris N. Glendening