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  • 06 September - Virginia
    State of Virginia The final regulations for the 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), 2015 Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR), and the 2015 Virginia Industrialized Building Safety Regulations (IBSR) have been approved...... More ››

  • 06 September - Kentucky
    State of Kentucky The Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction adopted the 2018 Kentucky Building Code ("KBC") and the 2018 Kentucky Residential Code ("KRC"). The 2018 KBC and the 2018 KRC went into effect on Aug. 22, 2018. The codes...... More ››

  • 16 August - Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) has assembled an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2017 Edition of the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (2017 NEC). The committee is expected to review the...... More ››

  • 26 July - Connecticut
    State of Connecticut Connecticut Legislature approves the submitted Building and Fire Codes and includes the 2017 NEC. Adoption will be October 1, 2018. The new Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes were approved by the Connecticut...... More ››

  • 23 July - Ohio
    State of Ohio Residential Code – 2017 NEC Board of Building Standards Stakeholder: By pursuant to the requirements of Executive Order 2011-01K and Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly, which require state agencies, including the Ohio...... More ››

  • 18 July - Missouri
    State of Missouri On July 6, 2018 the City of Saint Louis, MO adopted the 2017 NEC without amendment along with the 2018 ICC building codes with an effective date of August 1, 2018. The adopted codes are as follows: 2017 National Electrical...... More ››

  • 13 June - Michigan
    State of Michigan 2017 NEC Public Hearing – Commercial Code Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs Bureau of Construction Codes Notice of Public Hearing Part 8. Electrical Rules (ORR#2017-001LR) The Department of Licensing and Regulatory...... More ››

  • 12 June - Pennsylvania
    State of Pennsylvania The Mayor of Philadelphia enacts Bill to adopt the 2017 NEC and 2018 I-Codes on October 1, 2018 as part of Philadelphia's Building Code June 11, 2018. Philadelphia moves to the 2017 NEC and 2018 I-Codes ahead of the State's...... More ››

  • 08 June - South Carolina
    State of South Carolina The next phase in the South Carolina Building Code update process has commenced. The modification requests for the 2018 I-Codes and 2017 NEC have been received and may now be reviewed HERE. These proposals will be...... More ››

  • 24 May - Alaska
    State of Alaska The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has adopted regulation changes in Title 8 of the Alaska Administrative Code regarding electrical codes and other state regulations. The Alaska Administrative Code, Title 8...... More ››

  • 01 May - Florida
    State of Florida The timeline and work plan for the development of the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code has been approved and published by the Florida Building Commission. The three-year work plan can be reviewed HERE. The first step in...... More ››

  • 01 May - Virginia
    State of Virginia The final regulations for the 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), 2015 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC), 2015 Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR), and the 2015 Virginia Industrialized...... More ››

  • 24 April - Pennsylvania
    State of Pennsylvania The Uniform Construction Code in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, April 17, 2018. The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Review and Advisory Council (RAC) met to finalize the voting for the adoption of the 2015 I...... More ››

  • 13 April - Wisconsin
    State of Wisconsin The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) - Division of Industry Services wishes to update you on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093). The proposed code package has been adopted and is...... More ››

  • 05 April - North Carolina
    State of North Carolina The North Carolina Building Code Council has adopted the 2017 NC Electrical Code (2017 NEC) with an effective date of June 12, 2018. Electrical permits that are active between the dates of February 15, 2018 through June 12...... More ››

  • 01 March - Alaska
    State of Alaska The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 8 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with electrical codes and other state regulations. The Department is proposing to...... More ››

  • 28 February - Tennessee
    State of Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, has adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code with an effective date of October 1, 2018. Rule 0780-02-01-.02 Adoption by Reference is amended by...... More ››

  • 23 January - Louisiana
    State of Louisiana The Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council (LSUCCC) has adopted an update to the Uniform Construction Code with an effective date of February 1, 2018. The updated code includes adoption of the 2014 edition of the...... More ››

  • 05 January - Texas
    State of Texas New Guides for NFPA 78 and 1078 The 2021 edition of the new NFPA 78 - Guide on Electrical Inspections is now open for Public Input. The closing date is February 14, 2018. This document covers minimum criteria to aid in organizing...... More ››

  • 03 January - Georgia
    State of Georgia The Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) has appointed a 2018 International Building Code (IBC) Task Force and a 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) Task Force. The 2018 IBC Task Force is charged with reviewing...... More ››

  • 30 November - Maine
    State of Maine The State of Maine through the rule making process within the Electricians Examining Board officially adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code as of November 6, 2017 as the official Electrical Installation Standards. There are...... More ››

  • 30 November - Georgia
    State of Georgia The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has officially adopted the 2017 National Electrical Code, with no state amendments. The effective date of the updated mandatory electrical code is January 1, 2018. Additional...... More ››

  • 29 November - Florida
    State of Florida The 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code goes into effect on December 31. 2017. The 2017 edition is based on the 2015 I-Codes and includes adoption of the 2014 NEC, with no state amendments. The 9-volume set of codes can be...... More ››

  • 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...... More ››

  • 14 November - South Carolina
    State of South Carolina Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with Section 6-9-40 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina, the South Carolina Building Codes Council intends to adopt the following building codes for use in the state of...... More ››

  • 14 November - Michigan
    State of Michigan Residential Code--2018 Residential Public Meeting The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes, will hold a public meeting on: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. in UL Conference Room 3...... More ››

  • 30 October - Pennsylvania
    State of Pennsylvania The Uniform Construction Code (UCC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Oct 2017 Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania signed into law HB409 on October 25, 2017 which modifies the process in which the Uniform Construction Code...... More ››

  • 04 October - Oregon
    State of Oregon The State of Oregon Building Codes Division has announced the adoption of the 2017 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) and the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) with an effective date of October 1, 2017. The 2017 OESC...... More ››

  • 02 October - Vermont
    State of Vermont The Vermont Electricians’ Licensing Board and the Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety recently completed their rule change for the State’s Electrical Safety Rules which will adopt the 2017 National...... More ››

  • 21 September - Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) is creating an Electrical Technical Committee (ETC) to review the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code® (2017 NEC®). This is a call for volunteers to fill the...... More ››

  • 14 August - North Carolina
    State of North Carolina The North Carolina Building Code Council has accepted a petition to adopt the 2017 National Electrical Code, supplemented with North Carolina Amendments. A public hearing has been scheduled for September 12, 2017 in...... More ››

  • 14 August - Tennessee
    State of Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, has published a Notice of Rulemaking Hearing for September 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The hearing will be located at 500 James Robertson...... More ››

  • 08 August - Arkansas
    State of Arkansas The Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 216 of the Arkansas Department of Labor, 10421 West Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. The...... More ››

  • 03 August - Texas
    State of Texas The 2017 National Electrical Code Becomes Effective on September 1, 2017. The Texas Electrical Safety and Licensing Act requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to adopt the revised National Electrical Code...... More ››

  • 14 July - New Hampshire
    State of New Hampshire Senate Bill 135 was approved by the legislature on July 6, 2017 which will amend RAS 155.1.1 by adopting the 2017 National Electrical Code as part of the State Building Code. This recommendation by the Building Code Review...... More ››

  • 30 June - Iowa
    State of Iowa The State of Iowa Electrical Examining Board has scheduled a public hearing for the adoption of the 2017 NEC with amendments with a tentative effective date of January 1, 2018. See further adoption/hearing information below...... More ››

  • 20 June - Louisiana
    State of Louisiana In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 40:1578.6(A), the Office of State Fire Marshal has adopted the following Rule regarding the establishment of minimum standards as required in Title 55, Part V, Chapter 3, Section 303...... More ››

  • 12 June - Minnesota
    State of Minnesota The State of Minnesota Board of Electricity adopted the 2017 NEC without amendment with an effective date of July 1, 2017. Contact: don.iverson@nema.org

  • 09 June - Wyoming
    State of Wyoming The State of Wyoming Fire Marshall office updated NFPA 70 Standard from the 2014 NEC to the 2017 edition without amendment with an effective date of July 1, 2017. The Fire Marshall's office should be applauded for their...... More ››

  • 09 June - South Dakota
    State of South Dakota On May 4, the Commission considered changes to Administrative Rule of South Dakota. Included in the rules package is the adoption of the 2015 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) along with the 2017 NEC with...... More ››

  • 08 June - Colorado
    State of Colorado State Electrical Board ELECTRICAL 3 CCR 710-1 STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE 1.1 Following are the adopted changes to the Rules and Regulations of the Colorado State Electrical Board ("the Board") for general clarification, for...... More ››

  • 06 June - Ohio
    State of Ohio At its meeting on May 26, 2017, the Board of Building Standards adopted updates to the Ohio Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes based on 2015 I-Codes effective November 1, 2017. Also included in this rules package is the...... More ››

  • 19 May - New Mexico
    State of New Mexico The State of New Mexico Construction Industries Commission will convene a public hearing on adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code with State amendments. The New Mexico Electrical Code is found in the New Mexico...... More ››

  • 17 May - Nebraska
    State of Nebraska On May 10, 2017 Governor Pete Ricketts signed Legislative Bill 455 directing the states electrical board to adopt the 2017 NEC with an effective date of August 1, 2017. Governor Ricketts along with the electrical board should...... More ››

  • 17 May - North Dakota
    State of North Dakota The State of North Dakota Electrical Board adopted the 2017 NEC with and effective of July 1, 2017. The electrical board should be applauded for removing an amendment that was placed in the states wiring standards during...... More ››

  • 03 May - Hawaii
    State of Hawaii The 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) have both been adopted by the State of Hawaii. After an extended administrative review, Governor Ige signed the administrative...... More ››

  • 02 May - Mississippi
    State of Mississippi The Mississippi State Fire Marshal has adopted an update to the Mississippi Fire Prevention Code (MFPC) with an effective date of May 1, 2017. The updated MFPC is based on the 2015 International Building Code, 2015...... More ››

  • 21 April - Florida
    State of Florida The Draft 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code is now available for viewing online HERE. The base codes for the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code include the: 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code2015 editions...... More ››

  • 20 April - New Hampshire
    State of New Hampshire The State of New Hampshire Building Code Review Board voted on March 10, 2017 to officially approve a proposal to adopt the 2017 National Electrical Code to be effective January 1, 2018. The State requires all electrical...... More ››

  • 19 April
    State of South Dakota South Dakota Electrical Commission - Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules A public hearing will be held in Room 412, 4th floor, State Capitol, Pierre, South Dakota, on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., to consider the adoption...... More ››

  • 04 April
    National Electrical Code Adoption Map & Report The National Electrical Code® (NEC) is the preeminent electrical installation code in the United States. However, the NEC takes on real significance when it is adopted into law by states and local...... More ››

  • 30 March - Ohio
    State of Ohio Ohio 2017 NEC Adoption – Commercial Structures The Ohio Board of Building Standards will convene for a public hearing in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Revised Code: Friday, April 14, 2017 10:00 A.M Hearing Room #1 6606 Tussing...... More ››

  • 17 February - Virginia
    State of Virginia The Commonwealth of Virginia is in the final regulations phase for the 2015 Virginia Codes update cycle. Five workgroups have been assembled to review the 2015 I-Codes, 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC), and proposed...... More ››

  • 05 January - Massachusetts
    State of Massachusetts The 2017 National Electrical Code has officially been adopted in Massachusetts. The Board of Fire Prevention Regulators voted on December 1, 2016 to accept the recommendation of the MA Electrical Code Advisory Committee to...... More ››

  • 16 December
    State of Wisconsin - 2017 NEC Adoption The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) have scheduled a series of public hearings throughout the state to receive public input on the adoption of the 2017 NEC. Over a period of...... More ››

  • 06 December - Massachusetts
    State of Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts At the December 1, 2016 of the Massachusetts Board of Fire Prevention Regulators it was voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the MA Electrical Code Advisory Committee to...... More ››

  • 30 November - North Carolina
    State of North Carolina The North Carolina Building Code Council has formed an Electrical Ad Hoc Committee to begin review of the 2017 National Electrical Code. The first meeting will be held on December 12, 2016 at the North Carolina Department...... More ››

  • 01 November - Georgia
    State of Georgia The Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee (SCAC) will meet on November 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia to form a Task Force to review and recommend adoption of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) and a Task Force to review and...... More ››

  • 25 October
    State of North Dakota 2017 NEC Adoption - Notice of Public Hearing The North Dakota State Electrical Board (NDSEB) has scheduled a public hearing for November 15, 2016 to update the 2014 ND Wiring Standards to the 2017 edition. This includes...... More ››

  • 30 September - Oklahoma
    State of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission (OUBCC) has completed the rulemaking process to adopt the 2015 Edition of the International Residential Code®. The updated rule was approved by a declaration issued by Governor Mary...... More ››

  • 12 September - Maryland
    State of Maryland Maryland’s Montgomery County adopted Executive Regulation 6-16 requiring the use of the 2014 National Electrical Code as of July 1, 2016. This code with be mandatory for all permits as of October 3, 2016. Contact: jack...... More ››

  • 09 September - Alabama
    State of Alabama The Alabama Energy and Residential Codes (AERC) Board has adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code as the Alabama Residential Energy Code and the 2015 International Residential Code as the Alabama Residential...... More ››

  • 11 August - Connecticut
    State of Connecticut On August 10, 2016, the Connecticut Codes and Standards Committee voted to accept the recommendations for acceptance of the Proposed 2016 State Building Codes and the 2016 State Fire Safety Code. This will send the two...... More ››

  • 13 July - Tennessee
    State of Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention has set an effective date of August 4, 2016 for the updated Tennessee State Building Code. The codes and standards adopted by the Division of Fire...... More ››

  • 24 June - Alaska
    State of Alaska The Alaska Department of Public Safety has announced proposed regulation changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code. These proposed changes include adoption of and amendments to the 2012 Building, Fire and Mechanical...... More ››

  • 08 June - Alabama
    State of Alabama The Alabama Department of Finance, Division of Construction Management (formerly the Alabama State Building Commission) has set an effective date of July 1, 2016 for the updated Alabama State Building Code. The State Building...... More ››

  • 02 June - South Carolina
    State of South Carolina On August 26, 2015, the South Carolina Building Code Council updated the mandatory and permissive building codes to be used within South Carolina. The Council established the implementation date for local jurisdictions as...... More ››

  • 07 April - West Virginia
    State of West Virginia On March 14, 2016 the State of West Virginia legislature voted to adopt the new building code rules package with an effective of July 1, 2016. The new rules package includes the following 2015 ICC Family of codes which...... More ››

  • 04 April - Utah
    State of Utah On March 24, 2016, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB 316, which adopts the 2014 National Electrical Code and the 2015 I-codes in the State of Utah, effective July 1, 2016. HB 316, which was hotly contested during the recent...... More ››

  • 04 April - Alaska
    State of Alaska The 2014 NEC has been adopted unamended by the State of Alaska. After a lengthy administrative review, it was signed by the Lieutenant Governor and became effective on March 6, 2016. The regulations are found in the Alaska...... More ››

  • 04 April - New York
    State of New York On March 9, 2016, the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code)...... More ››

  • 18 March - West Virginia
    State of West Virginia On March 14, 2016 the State of West Virginia legislature voted to adopt the new building code rules package with an effective date of July 1, 2016. The new rules package includes the following 2015 ICC Family of codes...... More ››

  • 16 March - North Carolina
    State of North Carolina The adoption of the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code by the North Carolina Building Code Council on December 15, 2015 has been approved by the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings Rules Review...... More ››

  • 15 March - Delaware
    State of Delaware The Delaware State Fire Prevention Commission has officially adopted the 2014 National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 as part of the Commission's Statutory Authority for 16 Delaware Code S. 6604. Changes that were proposed in the...... More ››

  • 23 February - Virginia
    State of Virginia The Commonwealth of Virginia has begun the process of updating to the 2015 Virginia Codes. New for the 2015 codes is the use of an automated system for submitting proposals known as cdpVA (code development process Virginia)...... More ››

  • 29 January - Maryland
    State of Maryland The State of Maryland has adopted the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC). The promulgation of the NEC was through the State Police/Fire Marshall's office and the Maryland State Fire Prevention Commission. The NEC as referenced...... More ››

  • 27 January - California
    State of California On January 19-20, 2016, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) met at their regularly scheduled public meeting and adopted the 2016 California Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, CalGreen and Accessibility Codes...... More ››

  • 20 January - Florida
    State of Florida Florida code change proposals to the 2014 National Electrical Code and 2015 International Codes are now available for review and comment. The deadline for making comment on the code change proposals is February 25, 2016...... More ››

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