ANNAPOLIS, DEC. 18 -- The prospects for new growth controls in Maryland were thrown into doubt today when members of a state study commission said additional regulations should be scuttled unless the state puts up tens of millions of dollars for roads, sewers and other public services.

In a surprising end to a meeting intended to put all but the final touches on recommendations to Gov. William Donald Schaefer, the Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Bay Region instead put the onus on Schaefer to come up with the money to pay for the plan.

With the state facing a threatened budget deficit this year and next year, the vote was "a hurting motion" that could delay action on the growth proposal, said Schaefer legislative aide Jane T. Nishida.

Following a public hearing Saturday at which its draft recommendations came under heated criticism from local officials and others, the panel also postponed to January votes on several sensitive amendments.

The commission's draft proposal is an effort to curb the environmental damage from the expected arrival of 1 million new Maryland residents by 2020. It would require the state's 23 counties to obey statewide limits on building in undeveloped areas and push for higher-density housing around existing population centers to make more efficient use of land.

The plan calls for the state to spend $62 million a year for roads, bridges and other public services that would funnel development into areas designated for growth, and to help counties implement their plans. Without the funding, the commission agreed in a split vote, the plan would be too burdensome for localities and should be scrapped.

Without money, the bill was adding "another heavy layer of regulation" to counties already burdened by the economic slump, said Jacqueline H. Rogers, the state secretary of Housing and Community Development. "If the governor does not pursue the funding now, should we proceed? I say no, we shouldn't," she said.

Although offered by Rogers and supported by commission Chairman Michael D. Barnes, the funding amendment was opposed by other members of Schaefer's administration, including Chesapeake Bay Coordinator David A.C. Carroll, who had sparred with Rogers about the issue throughout the meeting.

The commission will consider possible funding proposals in early January.

The commission's draft plan drew complaints from county officials from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore about having to obey state standards, even though they would retain power over specific zoning decisions. Many complained the proposal is being rushed through. The draft also drew protests from some environmentalists who called it too weak, and from developers who described it as too drastic.

The growth commission, formed by Schaefer last year, is supposed to recommend legislation to him in time for the 1991 General Assembly session.

But several members said more time may be needed, both to build public acceptance and to allow for economic recovery.

"There's concern about the pace at which this gets put into effect," said Thomas W. Burke, director of the governor's Chesapeake Bay Communications Office. "A year's delay may be prudent if that's what it takes to get the package the right way . . . . {Schaefer} wants to do it now but he wants to do it right."

Barnes said he remains hopeful the panel will give the governor a substantive proposal. He urged the commission not to come up with a "bowl of mush" by satisfying all critics.