a. The city of New York hereby adopts the 2008 edition of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code as the minimum requirements for the design, installation, alteration or repair of electric wires and wiring apparatus and other appliances used or to be used for the transmission of electricity for electric light, heat, power, signaling, communication, alarm and data transmission in the city subject to the amendments adopted by local law and set forth in section 27-3025 of this subchapter, which shall be known and cited as "the New York city amendments to the 2008 National Electrical Code". Such 2008 edition of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code with such New York city amendments shall together be known and cited as the "electrical code technical standards". The commissioner shall make a copy of the electrical code technical standards available for public inspection at the department of buildings.
b. No later than August thirty-first, two thousand twelve and on or before such date in every third year thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the city council proposed amendments that he or she determines should be made to the electrical code technical standards to bring them up to date with the latest edition of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code or otherwise modify the provisions thereof. In addition, prior to the submission of such proposal to the city council, such proposal shall be submitted to an advisory committee established by the commissioner pursuant to this chapter for review and comment.