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 443.

This bill establishes a renewal process for security guard certification and authorizes the Secretary of State Police to reprimand a certified security guard, or suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a certification if the individual pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor that is directly related to the fitness and qualification of the applicant to be certified as a security guard.

House Bill 381, 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 443.

Parris N. Glendening