HB85 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to installation requirements for arc-fault circuit interrupters.


CHAPTER 157

HB 85 - FINAL VERSION

 

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2017 SESSION

17-0036

05/10

 

HOUSE BILL 85

 

AN ACT relative to installation requirements for arc-fault circuit interrupters.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Proulx, Hills. 44; Rep. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. Hansen, Hills. 22; Rep. DiSilvestro, Hills. 9

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits an arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) device to be replaced with a device without AFCI protection in certain circumstances.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0016h

05/18/2017   1816s 17-0036

05/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to installation requirements for arc-fault circuit interrupters.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

157:1  New Section; New Hampshire Building Code; Installation of Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters; Exception.  Amend RSA 155-A by inserting after section 3-b the following new section:

155-A:3-c  Installation of Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI); Exception.  

I.  Notwithstanding any provision of the state building code or state fire code requiring the installation of arc-fault circuit interrupters, after repeated tripping of an AFCI device and determination the branch circuit is not causing the AFCI to trip, an AFCI device may be replaced with one without AFCI protection in accordance with this section.

II.  All receptacle outlets supplied by the branch circuit without AFCI protection shall prior to occupancy either be:

(a)  Marked “No AFCI Protection;” or

(b)  Identified in a notice given by the property owner to all occupants.

III.  If an electrician installs a device without AFCI protection, within 5 working days the electrician shall file an AFCI unwanted tripping report with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association on the association's webpage for arc fault breaker safety,  and shall submit a copy of the report to the property owner and the electricians' board.

IV.  The device without AFCI protection shall be permitted to remain in place for the period of time it takes for the manufacturer to resolve the matter.

V.   Nothing in this section shall prevent a homeowner from making electrical installations in or about a single family residence owned and occupied by him or her or to be occupied by him or her as his or her bona fide personal abode.

157:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 28, 2017

Effective Date: June 28, 2017

Links

HB85 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 23, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 19, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 27, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
April 27, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 18, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
May 18, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB85 Revision: 230 Date: June 29, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
HB85 Revision: 231 Date: June 1, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
HB85 Revision: 232 Date: May 19, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
HB85 Revision: 233 Date: March 30, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
HB85 Revision: 234 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 2 P. 16
Jan. 18, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 11:15 AM LOB 306
Feb. 15, 2017 ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 02/15/2017 09:00 AM LOB 306
Feb. 16, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/16/2017 03:00 PM LOB 306
Feb. 23, 2017 Executive Session: 02/23/2017 02:00 PM LOB 305-307
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0016h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 18-2; RC)
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0016h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 103
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0016h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 103
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 9
April 19, 2017 Hearing: 04/19/2017, Room 101, LOB, 10:15 am; SC 19
April 27, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1465s, 04/27/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 20
April 27, 2017 Sen. Sanborn Moved to Remove HB 85 from the Consent Calendar; 04/27/2017; SJ 15
April 27, 2017 Special Order HB 85 to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 04/27/2017; SJ 15
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1465s, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Special Order HB 85 to the next session, Without Objection, MA; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1465s, 05/18/2017; SC 23
May 18, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-1465s, AF, VV; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
May 18, 2017 Sen. Carson Floor Amendment # 2017-1816s, AA, VV; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
May 18, 2017 Sen. Sanborn Offered Floor Amendment # 2017-1557s; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
May 18, 2017 Special Order HB 85 to the end of the calendar before HB 353, Without Objection, MA; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
May 18, 2017 Sen. Sanborn Withdraws Floor Amendment # 2017-1557s; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
May 18, 2017 Sen. Sanborn Floor Amendment # 2017-1878s, RC 2Y-20N, AF; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
May 18, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1816s, RC 21Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/18/2017; SJ 17
June 1, 2017 House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1816s (Rep. McGuire): MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 2
June 8, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20
June 8, 2017 Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9
June 28, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/28/2017; Chapter 157; 06/28/17