Welcome, I think many are in the same boat NEC-wise.
NY is on the '99 and was on the '93 last year at this time.
On the GFCI issue, here's an excerpt from a UL announcement, you can look there for more info. The jist of it is that after Jan 1, 2003 GFCIs have to meet different manufacturing standards.
UL has adopted new and revised requirements for Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCIs) that become effective January 1, 2003. Among others, these requirements include enhanced requirements for immunity to voltage surges, resistance to moisture and corrosion, reverse line-load miswiring, and resistance to environmental noise. Though products meeting these revised requirements will soon enter the marketplace, they are not required to have any special markings to distinguish them from models made prior to January 1, 2003.
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[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 04-10-2003).]