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326.243 SAFETY STANDARDS.
    All electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment for electrical light, heat and power,
technology circuits or systems shall comply with the rules of the department and the board and be
installed in conformity with accepted standards of construction for safety to life and property. For
the purposes of this chapter, the rules and safety standards stated at the time the work is done
in the then most current edition of the National Electrical Code as adopted by the National Fire
Protection Association, Inc. and approved by the American National Standards Institute, and
the National Electrical Safety Code as published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, Inc. and approved by the American National Standards Institute, shall be prima facie
evidence of accepted standards of construction for safety to life and property; provided further,
that in the event a Minnesota Building Code is formulated pursuant to section 16B.61, containing
approved methods of electrical construction for safety to life and property, compliance with
said methods of electrical construction of said Minnesota Building Code shall also constitute
compliance with this section, and provided further, that nothing herein contained shall prohibit
any political subdivision from making and enforcing more stringent requirements than set forth
herein and such requirements shall be complied with by all licensed electricians working within
the jurisdiction of such political subdivisions.
History: 1967 c 602 s 3; Ex1967 c 1 s 6; 1971 c 25 s 67; 1983 c 289 s 114 subd 1; 1984 c
544 s 89; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 92; 1985 c 73 s 10; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c 6 s 6; 1Sp2001 c 4
art 6 s 74; 2002 c 328 s 24; 2007 c 140 art 5 s 21