Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Alaska

Political Activism

Alaska State Information

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is looking to aid in information available to elected officials, Insulators Union Locals and members, contractors and the general public in Alaska.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic. Please contact any member of the Mechanical Insulators LMCT with any questions.

On this page, you will find information related to state specific legislation that deals with mechanical insulation and labor, Political Action Committee (PAC) guidelines and information for the state’s federally elected officials.

Alaska’s state capitol resides in Juneau.

The Alaska-Bicameral body has forty house members and twenty senate members. The house members are elected every two years. The senate members are elected every four years with half standing for election every two years.

To run for the Senate in Alaska you must be 25 years old and to run for the House you must be 21 years of age. For both chambers you must be a resident of the state for three years prior to the election and a resident of the district for one year prior to the election.

The Alaska legislature meets for two regular sessions which convene annually on the third Tuesday in January. Constitutionally they must adjourn within 120 days of convening.

Republicans control both chambers.

For further information on The Alaska General Assembly or to find your elected state official follow the link below.

Bill Information

The following bills are active in the current Legislative Session and pertain to the Mechanical Insulation industry.


AK H 32

2020

State Energy Efficiency Loans

Status: Pending - House Rules Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/15/2019

‍Author: Kreiss-Tomkins (D)

Additional Authors: Fields (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Makes certain entities that are exempt from federal taxation, relates to regional housing authorities, and federally recognized tribes eligible for a loan from the Alaska energy efficiency revolving loan fund, relates to loans from the Alaska energy efficiency revolving loan fund, relates to the annual report published by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

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AK S 48

2020

Energy Policy and Clean Energy

Status: Pending - Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/11/2019

‍Author: Begich (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Utility Regulation

‍Summary: Relates to the goal of obtaining 50 percent of the energy used by the state and state funded facilities from clean energy sources by 2025.

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AK S 49

2020

Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings

Status: Pending - Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/11/2019

‍Author: Begich (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency

‍Summary: Relates to the retrofitting of certain public facilities and community facilities, relates to the performance of energy audits on schools and community facilities, relates to the duties of the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

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AK S 175

2020

Municipal Tax Credits

Status: Pending - Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/5/2020

‍Author: Bishop (R)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Relates to a municipal air quality improvement tax credit, relates to a municipal energy efficient new construction tax credit.

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AK S 194

2020

Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Status: Pending - Senate Resources Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/17/2020

‍Author: Community and Regional Affairs Committee

‍Topics: Nuclear Energy Facilities

‍Summary: Relates to advanced nuclear reactors.

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AK S 216

2020

Climate Change Emergency Response Commission

Status: Pending - Senate State Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/21/2020

‍Author: Gray-Jackson (D)

Additional Authors: Kawasaki (D); Wielechowski (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Establishes the Climate Change Emergency Response Commission, relates to the powers and duties of the Climate Change Emergency Response Commission.

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AK H 232

2020

Municipal Tax Credits

Status: Pending - House Rules Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/3/2020

‍Author: Hopkins (D)

Additional Authors: Spohnholz (D); Fields (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Relates to a municipal air quality improvement tax credit, relates to a municipal energy efficient new construction tax credit.

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AK S 26

2020

Equal Pay Minimum Wage Act

Status: Pending - Senate Labor and Commerce Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/18/2019

‍Author: Begich (D)

‍Topics: Increase Minimum Wage

‍Summary: Relates to an annual report concerning the payment of equal pay for comparable work, increases the minimum wage.

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AK H 28

2020

Equal Pay Minimum Wage Act

Status: Pending - House State Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/15/2019

‍Author: Tarr (D)

Additional Authors: Drummond (D); Josephson (D); Hopkins (D)

‍Topics: Increase Minimum Wage

‍Summary: Relates to an annual report concerning the payment of equal pay for comparable work, increases the minimum wage.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

At Large District:

(Since 1973)

Don Young (R)

Senators

PAC Guidelines

Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Alaska. Please contact the LMCT with specific fund and contribution limit questions.


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Alaska

Resident Agent Requirement? Yes. Alaska candidates are prohibited from accepting out-of-state contributions.

Local Bank Requirement? No.

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary.

Registration and reporting requirements for Out-of-State PACs:

  • PACs registered with another state may not contribute to Alaska
    candidates.
  • Out-of-state PACs may contribute to state political parties only if no more
    than 10% of contributions come from non-Alaska residents.

Registration and reporting requirements for Federal PACs:

  • Federal PACs are subject to the same reporting requirements as are in-state
    PACs.
  • An entity may register as an Alaska “group,” which is 2 or more people
    organized to influence Alaska elections. An Alaska group, however, cannot
    accept more than 10% of funds from individuals outside of Alaska. An
    Alaska group cannot accept out-of-state or federal PAC funds.

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