PROPOSED ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 41, ISSUE 3,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
Subtitle 08 MARYLAND HOME IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION
09.08.03 - Maryland Home Improvement Commission
Authority: Business Occupations and Professions Article,
§§8-207 and 8-405, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Home Improvement Commission proposes to amend Regulation .03 under
COMAR 09.08.03 Claims Against the Home Improvement Guaranty
Fund. This action was considered by the Home Improvement Commission at a public meeting held on June 6, 2013, notice of which
was given in accordance with State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to bring the regulation into conformity with a change in the statute that permits individual awards
from the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund of a maximum $20,000 instead of $15,000, and to provide that an award from the Fund may
not be in excess of the amount paid by or on behalf of the claimant to the contractor against whom the claim is filed.
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 Michael Vorgetts, Acting Commissioner, Occupational and Professional Licensing, DLLR,, 500 N. Calvert
Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, or call 410-230-6225, or email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-333-6314. Comments will be
accepted through March 10, 2014. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Home Improvement Commission during a public meeting to be held on April
3, 2014, at 10 a.m., at 500 N. Calvert Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.
.03 Adjudication of Claims.
A. (text unchanged)
B. Measure of Awards from Guaranty Fund.
(1) — (3) (text unchanged)
(4) The Commission may not award from the Fund an amount in excess of the amount paid by or on behalf of
the claimant to the contractor against whom the claim is filed.
C. (text unchanged)
(1) (text unchanged)
(2) The Commission may not award from the Fund:
(a) To any one claimant more than [$15,000]
$20,000 for acts or omissions of one contractor; or
(b) (text unchanged)
(3) (text unchanged)
(4) For purposes of this regulation, the term “approved claim” means the amount which the Commission has
approved to be paid from the Fund which cannot exceed [$15,000] $20,000 per claim.
Home Improvement Commission