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 497.

This bill increases the surety bond amount required for those businesses that apply to the Motor Vehicle Administration for drivers' school licenses from $20,000 to $40,000.

House Bill 613, 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 497.

Parris N. Glendening