Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Florida

Political Activism

Florida 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 Florida.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Florida’s state capitol resides in Tallahassee.

Florida has 40 Senators and 120 House members. The Senate has a four year term with elections being staggered half being elected every two years except after a redistricting year. Then all the seats are up. The House serves two year terms. Both have term limits of eight years in each chamber.  Former members can run again after a two year break in service. 

Regular session in odd numbered years begins on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March. The even numbered year session begins second Tuesday after the first Monday in January. The session runs for 60 days. The requirements are the same to run for either chamber. You must be 21 years of age, a registered voter of the district and lived in the state of Florida for two years prior to the election. The Republicans control both chambers.

For further information on the Florida 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.


FL SB 78

2021

Dues and Uniform Assessments

Status: Pending - Reference Review

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/11/2021

‍Author: Ray Wesley Rodrigues (R)

‍Topics: Organized Labor, Union Dues

‍Summary: This bill is payroll deduction for union dues, which would require a labor union to certify payroll deductions every year.

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FL SB 1076

2021

Public Works Projects

Status: Pending - Community Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/12/2021

‍Author: Jason Brodeur (R)

‍Topics: Prevailing Wage; Registered Apprenticeship Programs

‍Summary: This bill would require local governments to utilize competitive bidding processes when contracting city, town or county projects. This bill also prohibits any political subdivision from establishing a prevailing wage or requiring the use of qualified apprentice programs.

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FL HB 53

2021

Public Works Projects

Status: Pending - Public Integrity & Elections Committee Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/2/2021

‍Author: Nick DiCeglie (R)

‍Topics: Prevailing Wage; Registered Apprenticeship Programs

‍Summary: This bill would require local governments to utilize competitive bidding processes when contracting city, town or county projects. This bill also prohibits any political subdivision from establishing a prevailing wage or requiring the use of qualified apprentice programs.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2017)

Matt Gaetz (R)

2nd District:

(Since 2017)

Neal Dunn (R)

3rd District:

(Since 2021)

Kat Cammack (R)

4th District:

(Since 2017)

John Rutherford (R)

5th District:

(Since 2017)

Al Lawson (D)

6th District:

(Since 2019)

Michael Waltz (R)

7th District:

(Since 2017)

Stephanie Murphy (D)

8th District:

(Since 2013)

Bill Posey (R)

9th District:

(Since 2017)

Darren Soto (D)

10th District:

(Since 2017)

Val Demings (D)

11th District:

(Since 2017)

Daniel Webster (R)

12th District:

(Since 2013)

Gus Bilirakis (R)

13th District:

(Since 2017)

Charlie Crist (D)

14th District:

(Since 2013)

Kathy Castor (D)

15th District:

(Since 2021)

Franklin C. Scott (R)

16th District:

(Since 2013)

Vern Buchanan (R)

17th District:

(Since 2019)

Greg Steube (R)

18th District:

(Since 2017)

Brian Mast (R)

19th District:

(Since 2021)

Byron Donalds (R)

20th District:

(Since 2013)

Alcee Hastings (D)

21st District:

(Since 2017)

Lois Frankel (D)

22nd District:

(Since 2017)

Ted Deutch (D)

23rd District:

(Since 2013)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

24th District:

(Since 2013)

Frederica S. Wilson (D)

25th District:

(Since 2013)

Mario Diaz-Balart (R)

26th District:

(Since 2021)

Carlos Gimenez (R)

27th District:

(Since 2021)

Maria Salazar (R)

Senators

Marco Rubio (R)

(Since 2011)

Rick Scott (R)

(Since 2019)

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Florida

Resident Agent Requirement?Yes. Each PAC registered in Florida must continuously maintain a registered office and a registered agent.

Local Bank Requirement? No. 

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary. A.R.S. § 16-1022.

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

  • A federal or out-of-state PAC may make contributions to Florida candidates, without registering, as long as it does not receive contributions for the purpose of influencing Florida elections.
  • Otherwise, out-of-state and federal PACs that register with Florida are held
    to the same standard as are in-state PACs.
  • A Florida-registered PAC must maintain a separate bank account solely for Florida political activities.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $3,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Local Candidate: $1,000