Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Hawaii

Political Activism

Hawaii 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 Hawaii.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Hawaii has 25 Senators and 51 House members.

The members of the House serve two-year terms and Senators serve four-year terms. There are no term limits in this state.

To run for either chamber, you must be a resident of the state for more than three years, a qualified voter of the the district and must be of the age of majority ( in Hawaii that is 18 years of age).

The regular session lasts two years and begins at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday in January. It last for 60 working days, excluding holidays, Saturdays, Sundays and designated recess days. The benefit of having a two year session is that any bill filed in the first year can still be considered in the second year.

The Democrats control both chambers.

To learn more about the Hawaii Legislature or to find your elected officials, follow the link below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE STATE LEGISLATURE OR TO FIND YOUR STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS, CLICK HERE.

Bill Information

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


HI HR 59

2020

Community-Based Renewable Energy

Status: Pending - House Energy and Environmental Protection Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/3/20

‍Author: Lowen (D)

‍Topics: Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy - Solar

‍Summary: Urges the Public Utilities Commission to expand access to community-based renewable energy and attract community based renewable energy developers by expanding the community-based renewable energy program, removing or increasing caps on capacity, and ensuring that the program accommodates a variety of projects, models and sizes.

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HI H 563

2020

Commercial Property Clean Energy Promotion

Status: Pending - In Multiple Committees

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/31/19

‍Author: Lowen (D)

Additional Authors: Saiki (D); Thielen C (R); Mizuno (D); Creagan (D); DeCoite (D); Gates (D); Quinlan (D); Todd (D); Tarnas (D); Wildberger (R)

‍Topics: Fossil Energy, Fossil Energy - Coal

‍Summary: Prohibits the issuance of covered source air permits for coal-burning electricity generation facilities after a specified date, prohibits the approval of a new, modified, or renewed power purchase agreement for electricity generated from coal.

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HI H 1694

2020

Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Status: Pending - In Multiple Committees

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/15/20

‍Author: Hashem (D)

Additional Authors: Har (D); Tokioka (D);Morikawa (D); Lowen (D);Ohno (D); DeCoite (D); Tarnas (D); Wildberger (R)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Expands authorized expenditures from the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Special Fund to include energy efficient air conditioning, appropriates funds and authorizes the Department of Education to borrow funds from the Green Infrastructure Loan Program for heat abatement.

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HI H 1846

2020

Energy Efficiency

Status: Pending - Senate Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/15/20

‍Author: Lowen (D)

Additional Authors: Ohno (D); Wildberger (R); Tarnas (D); Perruso (D); Todd (D); Quinlan (D); Nakamura (D); DeCoite (D); San Buenaventur (D); Takayama (D); Takumi (D); Kobayashi (D); Morikawa (D); Johanson (R); Ichiyama (D); Nakashima (D); Mizuno (D); McKelvey (D); Luke (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency - Building Codes and Standards, Transportation, Transportation - Alt Fuel/Hybrid

‍Summary: Requires an energy audit for all state facilities, requires a report of the results of the audit to the Legislature, requires the design of new state building construction to allow for the building to be a net zero capable structure, use post industrial carbon dioxide mineralized concrete where cost effective, have its accompanying parking lot be electric vehicle charger ready and account for projected costs.

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HI S 2219

2020

Heat Abatement

Status: Pending - In Multiple Committees

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/16/20

‍Author: Chang (D)

Additional Authors: Shimabukuro (D); Baker (D); Keith-Agaran (D); Ruderman (D); Kanuha (D); Moriwaki (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Expands authorized expenditures from the Hawaii green infrastructure special fund to include energy-efficient air conditioning, appropriates funds and authorizes the Department of Education to borrow funds from the green infrastructure loan program for heat abatement.

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HI H 2487

2020

Hawaii Green New Deal

Status: Pending - In Multiple Committees

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/22/20

‍Author: Yamane (D)

Additional Authors: Aquino (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction

‍Summary: Requires the sustainability coordinator of the Office of Planning to complete a study on implementing a green new deal for the State, requires the study to identify federal and international polices, reviews Hawaii's environmental, economic, and cultural response to the green new deal, determines cost-effective opportunities for Hawaii to implement the green new deal.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2019)

Ed Case (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2021)

Kaiali'l Kahele (D)

Senators

Mazie Hirono (D)

(Since 2013)

Brian Schatz (D)

(Since 2012)

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Hawaii.

Resident Agent Requirement? No.

Local Bank Requirement? Yes.

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

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

  • Federal and out-of-state PACs must register with the state of Hawaii within two days of receiving contributions or making expenditures of more than $1,000, in the aggregate, in a two-year election period.
  • Registering with the Commission means electronically filing an Organizational Report. In order to access or login to the state’s database, the noncandidate committee must complete and submit an Electronic Filing Form to obtain a username and password.
  • The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission advises that federal or out-of-state PACs that do not collect contributions specifically for use in Hawaii need not report or itemize receipts.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $6,000

Legislative Official: $2,000 for a two-year office and $4,000 for a four-year office

Local Candidate: $2,000 for a two-year office and $4,000 for a four-year office

PAC: $1,000

Political Party: $25,000 every two years

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: $6,000

Legislative Official: $2,000 for a two-year office and $4,000 for a four-year office

Local Candidate: $2,000 for a two-year office and $4,000 for a four-year office

PAC: $1,000

Political Party: $25,000 every two years

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