SENATE BILL 132
55th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2021
William P. Soules
RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION; REQUIRING ALL NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION TO INCLUDE PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS AND ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLES FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Construction Industries Licensing Act is enacted to read:
"[NEW MATERIAL] NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION--PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS--ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLES FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES.--
A. As used in this section, "photovoltaic system" means a power system designed to supply usable solar power to a home that may be a grid-tied, grid-hybrid or off-grid system.
B. All new home construction after July 1, 2021 shall have photovoltaic systems installed that provide at least one watt per square foot of heated area. The home shall also include at least one electrical receptacle for charging electric vehicles.
C. The commission shall promulgate rules to modify New Mexico's adopted National Electrical Code to implement the provisions of this section."
SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.--The effective date of the provisions of this act is July 1, 2021.
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