HOUSE BILL 379
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
Ambrose Castellano and Meredith A. Dixon and Gail Armstrong
RELATING TO REFRIGERANTS; PROVIDING THAT MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES SHALL NOT PROHIBIT THE USE OF CERTAIN REFRIGERANTS OR THE INSTALLATION AND LISTING OF EQUIPMENT THAT CONTAINS CERTAIN REFRIGERANTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] REGULATION OF REFRIGERANTS.--The governing body of a municipality, county or other governmental entity shall not adopt a building code or take any other action to prohibit or otherwise limit:
A. the use of a refrigerant that is designated as an acceptable alternative or substitute for a class 1 or class 2 substance by the United States environmental protection agency; or
B. the installation or listing of equipment that contains a refrigerant designated as acceptable pursuant to Subsection A of this section and meets nationally recognized standards for the safe design, construction, installation and operation of refrigeration systems and the appropriate listing standard.
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