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20 November New Mexico

State of New Mexico

On November 15, 2017, the Construction Industries Commission of the State of New Mexico voted to approve proposed changes to the New Mexico Administrative Code Section 14.10.4 and adopt the 2017 New Mexico Electrical Code, based on the 2017 National Electrical Code. The existing 2014 NMEC, based on the 2014 NEC, has some amendments (more restrictive than the model code) that will be carried over into the new edition of the Code. 

The Construction Industries Commission, the State Electrical Bureau, local code officials and the New Mexico electrical industry are all to be commended for their commitment to electrical safety and their perseverance in seeing the 2017 NEC through to adoption. There was opposition to the adoption of the 2017 NEC and its adoption was delayed by approximately six months. There were also several proposed amendments that would have lessened the level of public safety in the name of minimal cost savings, but these were all ultimately rejected by the Commission. The 2017 NMEC will be effective on February 1, 2018. 

Contact: Mike Stone, mike.stone@nema.org


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