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 729.

This bill requires the State Highway Administration (SHA), before designating a road as an expressway, to notify the county and municipal government affected by the designation and to publish a public notice of the proposed designation. The SHA must provide an opportunity for the affected local governments to meet and confer with SHA representatives on the proposed designation and hold public informational meetings.

House Bill 996, 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 729.

Parris N. Glendening