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 461.

This bill maintains that unless approved by the Maryland Insurance Commissioner, a group life insurance policy cannot be offered to a resident of the State unless it is issued by a group specified in the bill or existing law. An insurer who solicits a Maryland resident under a policy issued in another state must provide notice that the policy may not provide all the benefits required by Maryland law.

House Bill 729, 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 461.

Parris N. Glendening