May 26, 2004

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 23 - Cecil County - Sheriff's Department - Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers.

This bill specifies that law enforcement officers and correctional officers of the Sheriff's department in Cecil County may be terminated only for just cause, and makes conforming and stylistic changes.

House Bill 448, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on April 27, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 23.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.