PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 3,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION
09.14.04 Safety and Health Standards for Contestantss
Authority: Business Regulation Article §§4-205, 4-304,
4-304-1, 4-310, 4-314, and 4-315, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The State Athletic Commission proposes to amend Regulation .12 under COMAR 09.14.04 Safety and
Health Standards for Contestants. This action was considered by the State Athletic Commission at a public
meeting held on November 28, 2012, notice of which was given by publication in the Maryland Register, pursuant
to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to change the weight classifications for 8 ounce gloves for female boxers
and female kickboxers from less than 160 pounds to less than 148 pounds. Such action would be consistent
with the Regulatory Guidelines of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) and the regulations of other states.
The purpose of this action also is to change the weight classifications for 10 ounce gloves for
female boxers and female kickboxers from 160 pounds or greater to 148 pounds or greater. Such action
would be consistent with the Regulatory Guidelines of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC)
and the regulations of other states.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Patrick Pannella, Executive Director , State Athletic Commission, 500 North Calvert
Street, Room 304, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, or call 410-230-6223, or email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to
410-333-6314. Comments will be accepted through March 25, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
Final action on the proposal will be considered by the State Athletic Commission during a public
meeting to be held on March 28, 2013 at 2 p.m., at 3rd Floor Conference Room (South), 500 North Calvert
Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
.12 Female Contestant.
A. (text unchanged)
B. The following requirements for a female contestant are in addition to the requirements under §A of this regulation:
(1)—(9) (text unchanged)
(10) Gloves used in the contest shall be:
(a) 8 ounces for weight classifications less than 
148 pounds; and
(b) 10 ounces for weight classifications 
148 pounds or greater.
C.— D. (text unchanged)
State Athletic Commission