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 367 - Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation - Tenant Houses - Construction.

This bill makes the construction of specified tenant houses subject to the approval of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation that are on farms subject to an agricultural land preservation easement. It authorizes the Foundation to grant an exception, based on a showing of compelling need, to a specified construction requirement.

House Bill 770, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me on May 11, 2004, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 367.

Very truly yours,
Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.