SENATE BILL 77
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
William P. Soules
RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION; REQUIRING ALL NEW RESIDENTIAL 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 RESIDENTIAL 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 residence that may be a grid-tied, grid-hybrid or an off-grid system.
B. All new residential construction after July 1, 2023 shall have photovoltaic systems installed that provide at least one watt per square foot of heated area. The residence shall also include at least one electrical receptacle for charging electric vehicles.
C. The electrical bureau shall recommend rules to be approved by the commission to modify New Mexico's 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, 2023.
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