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09.14.05.03 - State Athletic Commission - Pending Regulations

 

PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 40, ISSUE 3,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Subtitle 14 STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

09.14.05.03 Boxing and Kickboxing Facilities and Equipment

Authority: Business Regulation Article §§4-205(c)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action
[13-055-P]

The State Athletic Commission proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 09.14.05 Boxing and Kickboxing Facilities and Equipment. 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 in accordance with State Government Article, §16-501(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to change the weight classifications for 8 ounce gloves 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 from 160 pounds or greater to 148 pounds or greater. Such action also 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 ppannella@dllr.state.md.us, or fax to 410-333-6314. Comments will be accepted through March 25, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

Open Meeting

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.

03 Gloves.
  A. General.
    (1)—(4) (text unchanged)
    (5) Glove weights shall be:
      (a) 8 ounces for weight classifications less than [160] 148 pounds; and
      (b) 10 ounces for weight classifications [160] 148 pounds or greater.
    (6)—(7) (text unchanged)
  B.—E. (text unchanged)

PATRICK PANNELLA
Executive Director
State Athletic Commission