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The Board of Electricity is considering adoption of the National Electrical Code (NEC) by reference, with any necessary amendments, as the Minnesota Electrical Code in Minnesota Rules, chapter 1315.

The National Electrical Code is adopted from time to time, generally every three years, by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA is in the process of amending and adopting the final 2020 National Electrical Code/NFPA 70.

Published notices and comment periods

Availability of rule draft and statement of need and reasonableness (SONAR)

Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing

DLI received 25 valid requests for hearing. The public hearing on the proposed rules was Aug. 19, 2020, at p a.m. via WebEx. 

View the board's hearing exhibits submitted pursuant to Minnesota Rules, part 1400.2220.

Post-hearing comments

ALJ Reports


To be determined.

Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations

  • This is a completed rulemaking.

  • The Order Adopting Rules was signed Oct. 15, 2020.

Date the rule was filed with Secretary of State

  • The rule was filed with the Secretary of State on Oct. 16, 2020.

  • The Board of Electricity adopted the 2020 NEC on Nov. 17, 2020. Electrical work authorized by permits issued on or after Nov. 17, 2020, must comply with the 2020 edition.

Court of Appeals opinion

For written comments, questions and requests:

For procedural questions and to submit comments, contact:

Amanda Spuckler
Phone:  651-284-5006
Fax:  651-284-5725

Contact the person above to submit written comments, questions, requests to receive a draft of the rules when it has been prepared, and requests for more information about these possible rules.
Comments and questions may also be mailed to the contact person listed above, at:  Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN  55155.

Comments received after 4:30 p.m. will be considered received on the next state business day the Department of Labor and Industry is open.