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18 December - California
State of California 2013 California Electrical Code effective January 1, 2014 – Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code effective date delayed to July 1, 2014 The 2013 California Electrical Code, based on the 2011 National Electrical Code, will become...
16 December - New Hampshire
New Hampshire On Friday, the 13th of December 2013, the New Hampshire State Building Code Review Board voted unanimously to recommend to the Legislature to adopt NFPA 70 2014 National Electrical Code on January 1, 2015. This adoption date coincides...
13 December - New York
Electric Vehicle Charging Ordinance Passes in NYC A new ordinance (Int. No 1176) and addition to the electrical requirements to new parking lots and garages and all modifications to existing lots and garages must provide provisions for Electric...
12 December - Connecticut
State of Connecticut The Regulation Review Committee has sent back to the Department of Administrative Services the proposed 2013 amendments to the Connecticut Building Code for revisions and corrections. The extended adoption delay of December 31...
11 December - New York
State of New York New York State is preparing to adopt the 2012 IRC Residential Building Code with amendments and may propose to adopt the 2014 NEC rather than the 2011 NEC reference. There is a hearing on the 11th of December in Albany, NY, 99...
06 December - Massachusetts
State of Massachusetts The Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulators met on Dec 5, 2013 and voted to approve the proposed amendments to 527 CMR 12.00 and submit the proposal to the Secretary of State’s Office for promulgation. The effective...
21 November - Virginia
Ground-Fault Circuit Protection in Residential Garages in Jeopardy…Part II The Board of Housing and Community Development (BHCD) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) are seeking to remove GFCI Protection to receptacles serving...
07 November - Virginia
State of Virginia Ground-Fault Circuit Protection in Residential Garages in Jeopardy In 1978, the National Electrical Code (NEC) added GFCI requirements to garages of dwelling units, partially due to concern with the amount of grounded (concrete)...
04 November - Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services announced the adoption of the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) with WI specific amendments with an effective date of 12/1/13. During the early stages of reviewing...
26 September - North Dakota
State of North Dakota The North Dakota State Electrical Board (NDSEB) has announced a public hearing to update the ND Wiring Standards which references the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC). The hearing is scheduled for November 14, 2013 at 1...
16 September - Idaho
On July 11, 2013, the State of Idaho Electrical Board unanimously recommended adoption of the 2014 National Electrical Code with some residential amendments. The Electrical Board’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Idaho Legislature in...
26 August - North Carolina
North Carolina Building Code Council Meeting Notice The NC Building Code Council [NCBBC] has its sights set on changing the current 3- year code adoption process to a 6-year code adoption process for the commercial codes; just the same as recently...
25 June - Virginia
Virginia’s removing CEU requirements- Let’s get involved. The removal of the continued education provision on license renewal will only serve to set Virginia back in terms of qualified and properly educated tradesmen as well as decrease the...
18 June - Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin The Department of Safety and Professional Services is moving forward in its effort to update Chapter SPS 316, the Wisconsin Electrical Code, by adopting the 2011 edition of the NFPA National Electrical Code® (NEC). The hearing is...
31 May - Michigan
State of Michigan The State of Michigan has adopted the Michigan Part 8 Rule-set which includes the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) with an effective date of July 1, 2013. This adoption affects all structures in the state except for one and two...
20 May - West Virginia
West Virginia Adopted the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 In the 2013 legislative session, West Virginia adopted the 2009 IECC and the ASHRAE 90.1-2007, which the Governor has subsequently signed into law. The 2009 IECC will be effective as of...
15 May - Washington
Washington Bill to Place State on Six-year Code Cycle Defeated SB 5378, which originated in the Senate, died in Assembly committee at the close of the legislative session on April 30. The bill proposed to place the state’s residential and...
02 May - Wisconsin
Wisconsin Initiates Adoption of 2011 NEC The State of Wisconsin, Department of Safety and Professional Services has initiated the adoption of the 2011 NEC. This is the first step in the process that will be followed by public input and review...
29 March - Connecticut
State of Connecticut Connecticut Legislative Committee on Public Safety & Security Removes 6-Year Cycle Provision from HB 6524. The Connecticut Joint Legislative Committee on Public Safety & Security unanimously amended HB6524 to remove a six year...
31 January - Michigan
State of Michigan Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, will hold a public hearing to adopt the Michigan Part 8 Rules which includes the 2011 NEC. The hearing will be held on Thursday, February 28...
17 January - Michigan
Electrical and Energy Codes Retain 3 Year adoption Cycle After an 18 month debate in the State of Michigan over a Home Builder's Association move to extend the code adoption cycle to six years, the state Senate favorably acted on the message they...
03 January - Illinois
State of Illinois – Energy Code On January 1, 2013 the State of Illinois adopted the 2012 IECC with amendments. Back on August 17, 2012 the Governor signed Senate Bill 3724 which amends the implementation date of the 2012 IECC to January 1, 2013...
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