When did Texas adopt AFCI's
1. On September 1, 2008, Texas began phasing in the requirement for AFCI's in bedrooms.
2. On September 1, 2009, the statewide adoption of AFCIs became effective in all bedrooms.
3. On June 16, 2011, AFCIs were made mandatory in habitable rooms and all kitchen receptacles had to be GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit interrupters).
4. In 2013, Texas required that all new residential dwelling units be equipped with approved circuit breakers and AFCI receptacles.
5. Beginning February 1st 2015 Texas expanded the rule, requiring all receptacle outlets located outside of a dwelling on a 15 or 20-amp circuit to be installed with an AFCI device or dual-function device.
6. In 2018, the State Fire Marshal established a rule requiring AFCI protection for all existing dwelling units where circuit
7. On September 1st, 2020 the adoption of installation of AFCIs in all 120-volt, single-phase 15 and 20-amp branch circuits became code for existing dwelling units in various public building types.
8. As of September 1st, 2021 installation of AFCIs in one-family dwellings that underwent any type of alterations will become mandatory by the state fire marshall regulations as well as on commercial buildings as well.