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 676.

This bill makes several revisions to the Maryland Fair Distribution Act. Among other things, it provides that if a dispute arises between the grantor and the distributor relating to the application of the Maryland Fair Distribution Act, the parties must submit the dispute to arbitration under the Maryland Uniform Arbitration Act.

House Bill 785, 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 676.

Parris N. Glendening