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 787.

This bill prohibits a person from setting a fyke net in the Bush River within 300 feet of another fyke net or within 750 feet of a pound net, measured at right angles to existing nets or line of nets for enforcement purposes except within the boundaries of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. An owner, tenant or lessee of the riparian rights of any property bordering the Bush River is authorized to place a single fyke net that is closer than 300 feet to another fyke net or pound net set in front of an adjacent property.

House Bill 1201, 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 787.

Parris N. Glendening