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 577.

This bill requires the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to establish in regulations as a prospective rate the reasonable cost to a federally qualified health center of providing services to Medicaid enrollees.

House Bill 660, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 27, 1999, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 577.

Parris N. Glendening