Housing First Minnesota has appealed the 2020 National Electrical Code implementation.
We have requested the 2020 NEC implementation be put on pause by the Board of Electricity.
Unless the Board of Electricity takes action, the 2020 NEC takes effect on Nov. 17.
Housing First Minnesota filed a notice of appeal with Minnesota Court of Appeals in the October ruling by an administrative law judge that the Minnesota Board of Electricity can implement the 2020 National Electrical Code. Minnesota Construction Law Services is representing Housing First Minnesota in this challenge.
At issue in this case will be whether or not the Board of Electricity fulfilled its rulemaking obligations under Minnesota law.
2020 NEC Effective Date
Under Minnesota law, the 2020 NEC will be implemented on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, as planned, unless the Board of Electricity chooses to voluntarily pause the 2020 NEC, pending the outcome of the appeal. Moments after filing the appeal, Housing First Minnesota sent a letter to the Board of Electricity asking for the implementation of the 2020 NEC to be put on pause, pending the outcome of the Court of Appeals case.
Thursday’s filing was just the initial appeal and additional documents will be submitted to the Court in the coming weeks. A hearing date has not yet been set.
This is a developing story. Be sure to follow Housing First Minnesota’s advocacy efforts on our social media channels. Twitter: @HFMNAdvocacy; Facebook.
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson