Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for California

Political Activism

California 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 California.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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.

Session convenes on the first Monday in December of even numbered years (following the election). The session length is two consecutive years. California has two chambers; the Senate and the State Assembly. There are 40 Senators and 80 assembly members. Members of the assembly serve two year terms. The senate members serve four-year terms with half running every two years. Members are limited to 12 years in either chamber. You must be a US citizen, registered to vote in the district, a resident of the district for one year, and a California resident for the three years prior. The Democrats control both chambers.

For further information on the California State Legislature or to find your state elected officials follow the link below.


Bill Information

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



Green New Deal

Status: Pending - Senate Rules Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 7/1/2019

‍Author: Gloria (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Encourages the United States Congress to adopt climate policies, including those that might be adopted under the Green New Deal, that build upon California's programs that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions while improving air and water quality, create new green jobs, and improve disadvantaged communities and that just climate actions offer the nation an opportunity to achieve community-mindful policies that California has successfully adopted while growing its economy.

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CA A 56


Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation

Status: Pending - Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 7/3/2019

‍Author: Garcia E (D)

Additional Authors: Burke (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy, Utility Regulation

‍Summary: Establishes the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to advance the state's goals of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, increasing the deployment of sustainable and renewable energy sources, implementing measures that increase the efficient use of energy, creating high quality employment opportunities, and lessening the state's dependence on fossil fuels. Authorizes the authority to undertake procurement of electricity to meet certain goals.

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CA A 1028


Clean Energy Job Creation Program

Status: Pending - Senate Appropriations Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 6/20/2020

‍Author: Gonzalez (D)

Additional Authors: Chiu (D)

‍Topics: Green Jobs, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, in allocating grants to local educational agencies as part of the Clean Energy Job Creation Program, to also give priority based on a local educational agency's utilization of apprentices from state-approved apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Authorizes program expenditures associated with employee training and energy managers.

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CA A 3217


Greenhouse Gases: Crude Oil Emissions

Status: Pending - Assembly Natural Resources Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/21/2020

‍Author: Gloria (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Fossil Energy

‍Summary: Requires the State Air Resources Board to complete and publish an analysis of the life-cycle of greenhouse gas emissions associated with crude oil produced in the state. Requires that all operators that have received authorization from the Geologic Energy Management Division to drill, redrill, deepen, or rework a crude oil production well in the state, where the well remains in operation, to deliver to the board a multicut assay for each authorized oil field.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators

House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2013)

Doug LaMalfa (R)

2nd District:

(Since 2013)

Jared Huffman (D)

3rd District:

(Since 2013)

John Garamendi (D)

4th District:

(Since 2009)

Tom McClintock (R)

5th District:

(Since 2013)

Mike Thompson (D)

6th District:

(Since 2013)

Doris Matsui (D)

7th District:

(Since 2013)

Ami Bera (D)

8th District:

(Since 2021)

Jay Obernolte (R)

9th District:

(Since 2013)

Jerry McNerney (D)

10th District:

(Since 2019)

Josh Harder (D)

11th District:

(Since 2015)

Mark DeSaulnier (D)

12th District:

(Since 2013)

Nancy Pelosi (D)

13th District:

(Since 2013)

Barbara Lee (D)

14th District:

(Since 2013)

Jackie Speier (D)

15th District:

(Since 2013)

Eric Swalwell (D)

16th District:

(Since 2013)

Jim Costa (D)

17th District:

(Since 2017)

Ro Khanna (D)

18th District:

(Since 2013)

Anna Eshoo (D)

19th District:

(Since 2013)

Zoe Lofgren (D)

20th District:

(Since 2017)

Jimmy Panetta (D)

21st District:

(Since 2021)

David Valadao (R)

22nd District:

(Since 2013)

Devin Nunes (R)

23rd District:

(Since 2013)

Kevin McCarthy (R)

24th District:

(Since 2017)

Salud Carbajal (D)

25th District:

(Since 2020)

Mike Garcia (R)

26th District:

(Since 2013)

Julia Brownley (D)

27th District:

(Since 2013)

Judy Chu (D)

28th District:

(Since 2013)

Adam Schiff (D)

29th District:

(Since 2013)

Tony Cardenas (D)

30th District:

(Since 2013)

Brad Sherman (D)

31st District:

(Since 2015)

Pete Aguilar (D)

32nd District:

(Since 2013)

Grace Napolitano (D)

33rd District:

(Since 2015)

Ted Lieu (D)

34th District:

(Since 2017)

Jimmy Gomez (D)

35th District:

(Since 2015)

Norma Torres (D)

36th District:

(Since 2013)

Raul Ruiz (D)

37th District:

(Since 2013)

Karen Bass (D)

38th District:

(Since 2013)

Linda Sanchez (D)

39th District:

(Since 2021)

Kim Young (R)

40th District:

(Since 2013)

Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)

41st District:

(Since 2013)

Mark Takano (D)

42nd District:

(Since 2013)

Ken Calvert (R)

43rd District:

(Since 2013)

Maxine Waters (D)

44th District:

(Since 2017)

Nanette Barragan (D)

45th District:

(Since 2019)

Katie Porter (D)

46th District:

(Since 2017)

Luis Correa (D)

47th District:

(Since 2013)

Alan Lowenthal (D)

48th District:

(Since 2021)

Michelle Steele (R)

49th District:

(Since 2019)

Mike Levin (D)

50th District:

(Since 2021)

Darrell Issa (R)

51st District:

(Since 2013)

Juan Vargas (D)

52nd District:

(Since 2013)

Scott Peters (D)

53rd District:

(Since 2021)

Sara Jacobs (D)


PAC Guidelines

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

Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for California.

Resident Agent Requirement? No.

Local Bank Requirement? No.

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary and Non-Voluntary.

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

  • Federal or out-of-state political committees that make contributions or
    expenditures in California totaling at least $2,000 in a calendar year must
    register as a California recipient committee and file campaign reports
    disclosing contributions and expenditures. The committee must file the Form 410 (Statement of Organization) with the Secretary of State; local committees must also file a copy with the local filing officer (e.g., city clerk or county elections office). Generally, the Form 410 must be filed within 10 days of qualifying as a committee; if, however, a committee qualifies in the 16 days before an election, the Form 410 must be filed within 24 hours.
  • Local and out-of-state committees (including federal PACs) that make
    contributions to state candidates must do so from a bank account that does
    not receive contributions totaling more than $7,300 (2017-2018 contribution
    limit) from a single contributor in a calendar year. Instead of opening
    separate bank accounts (all purpose and restricted use), an entity may choose to establish a separate committee to receive contributions in excess of the limits, such as an “issues” PAC for ballot measures.
  • If all contributions to the federal PAC are less than the $5,000 federal limit
    for contributing PACs, the amount falls below the contribution limit for
    California state candidates, so a separate account is not required. The PAC should include “all-purpose account” on its check to the California state candidate. The notation also helps state candidates determine that they may deposit the funds contributed.
  • A federal PAC that is filing campaign reports with the Federal Election
    Commission (FEC) is not required to re-itemize contributors on the Form 460, but the committee must disclose the total amount of contributions received on Line 3 of the Schedule A Summary, make a statement on the report that its contributors are listed on its federal report, and include the federal committee’s name and identification number.
  • An out-of-state PAC itemizes contributors who have given $100 or more on Form 460, in an amount equal to the PAC’s California activity. A federal or out-of-state PAC must report its California expenditures; it is not required to itemize contributions made and expenditures made to influence federal or out-of-state elections. These payments may be reported as a single
    expenditure and described as such.
  • A federal or out-of-state PAC is also required to notify potential major donors that they may have filing obligations and to send those donors expedited nonprofit filer notices. A federal PAC must determine to whom to send notices by referring to the most recent donors identified on its federal reports prior to the date of its expenditure in California.


Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $7,300

Legislative Official: $4,400

Small Contributor PAC

Statewide Official: $14,600

Legislative Official: $8,800


Statewide Official: Prohibited

Legislative Official: Prohibited