Electrical Laws & Rules
Current electrical laws (RCW)
Replacement/insert pages due to changes in legislation. Please replace/insert pages below in your print version of 2018 RCW 19.28.
- Replacement page 5 - Change is due to 2019 legislation - SHB 1594.
- Replacement page 7 - Change is due to 2020 plumbing legislation - SB 6170
- Replacement page 9 - Change is due to 2020 plumbing legislation - SB 6170
- Replacement page 16 - Change is due to 2020 plumbing legislation - SB 6170
- Replacement page 18 - Change is due to 2020 plumbing legislation - SB 6170
- Replacement page 22 - Change is due to 2021 legislation - SSB 5267.
- Insert page 22.5 – Please insert this page between pages 22 and 23. Change is due to 2020 legislation - SSB 6409 which added new section 19.28.265.
- Replacement page 27 - Change is due to 2021 legislation - SSB 5267
Current electrical rules (WAC)
Replacement pages due to rule changes. Please replace pages below in your October 29, 2020 print version of WAC 296-46B.
- Replacement fee schedule pages (Effective July 1, 2021) – Changes reflect 5.79% fee increase.
- Replacement page 89 – Change is due to rule revisions of WAC 296-46B-940 Reciprocal agreements between Washington and other states.
Amusement ride laws and rules
NFPA codes and standards
2021 WAC 296-46B-995 Electrical Board – Appeal Rights and Hearings
L&I has adopted changes to the electrical rules in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) governing the Electrical Board, appeals to the board, and the appeals process.
L&I accepted a petition for rulemaking for changes to the rules. The petition seeks to clarify, simplify, and make the procedure for appeals to the board easier to understand and navigate. The goal is to reduce confusion for appellants.
This rulemaking adopts amendments requested by the petitioner. This includes modifications to:
- Procedural requirements for the Electrical Board and Electrical Board meetings;
- The appeal and hearing requirements for matters to the board; and
- Rules for general housekeeping, such as punctuation, typographical and reference corrections, formatting, reorganizing and relocating requirements, removal of obsolete language, etc.
The rule changes will affect WAC 296-46B-995, Electrical board – Appeal rights and hearings.
- CR101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (filed 12-1-2020)
- First Draft - WAC 296-46B-995 (4-27-2021)
- CR-102 Proposed Rulemaking
- CR-102 Proposed Rule Language
- Public Hearing Information Packet
- CR-103 Adoption
- CR-103 Adoption Language
- Concise Explanatory Statement (CES)
Here's what happens next:
- March 1, 2022: The final rules (CR-103) were filed with the state Office of the Code Reviser.
- April 1, 2022: The new rules take effect.
As new policies are approved, they will be posted here. Please check back on a regular basis.
|Policy Number||Effective Date|
|none current or pending||None as of 10/1/2013|