Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Illinois

Political Activism

Illinois 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 Illinois.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Illinois has 59 senators and 118 House members. There are no term limits in Illinois.

House members serve two-year terms.

Senate members serve two four-year terms and one two-year term in a decade. This is done to reflect redistricting within a senate seat. The senators are not elected simultaneously but are staggered.

The session begins on the second Monday in January. There is no limit to the length of the session with in the year it begins.

The Democrats control both chambers.

To learn more about the Illinois 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.


IL S 1337

2020

Energy Performance Contracting

Status: Pending - Senate Committee on Assignments Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/7/19

‍Author: Rose (R)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Creates the Energy Performance Contracting Act, requires each governmental unit to implement cost effective conservation improvements and maintain efficient operation of its facilities in order to minimize energy consumption and related environmental impacts, and reduce operating costs, provides that any governmental unit may enter into an energy performance contract with a qualified energy service provider to produce utility savings or operating and maintenance cost savings.

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IL S 2078

2020

Energy Efficiency Project Definition

Status: Pending - Senate Committee on Assignments Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/15/19

‍Author: Hastings (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Amends the Finance Authority Act, concerns the definition of Energy Efficiency Project, includes measures that decrease the heat rate in the generation of electricity, amends the Power Agency Act, relates to the definition of energy efficiency, includes measures that decrease the heat rate in the generation of electricity.

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IL S 2132

2020

Clean Energy Jobs Act

Status: Pending - Senate Committee on Assignments Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/15/19

‍Author: Castro (D)

Additional Authors: Cullerton J (D); Belt (D);Murphy L (D); Bertino-Tarrant (D); Bush (D); Harris N (D); Hastings (D); Morrison (D); Stadelman (D); Van Pelt (D); Bennett (D); Sims (D); Aquino (D); Villanueva (D); Ellman (D); Gillespie (D); Villivalam (D); Peters (D); Feigenholtz (D); Martwick (D); Fine (D); McGuire (D); Cunningham (D); Mulroe (D); Jones (D); Hutchinson (D); Steans (D); Koehler (D); Hunter (D); Martinez (D); Collins J (D); Munoz (D); Lightford (D); Link (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Transportation - Alt Fuel/Hybrid

‍Summary: Creates the Clean Energy Jobs Act, contains only a short title provision.

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IL H 3225

2020

Public Utilities Employment Training Centers

Status: Pending - House Public Utilities Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/15/19

‍Author: Jones T (D)

‍Topics: Green Jobs

‍Summary: Amends the Public Utilities Act, provides that an electric utility that serves more than a certain number of customers in the state shall fund the construction of a certain number of employment training centers at a cost to be determined by the utility, provides that the employment training centers shall be located in the west side of Chicago, Fords Heights, Waukegan, Bloomington and Peoria.

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IL HB 3437 Amendment 1

2021

Illinois Hazardous Material Act

Status: Passed out of Labor and Commerce Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 4/15/2021

‍Author: Larry Walsh Jr (D)

Additional Authors: Marcus C. Evans (D), Jay Hoffman (D), Jamie M. Andre Jr (D), and Dave Vella (D)

‍Topics: OSHA Safety Training, Registered Apprenticeship Program Training, Hazardous Materials

‍Summary: Creates the Illinois Hazardous Material Act. This act requires workers at high hazard facilities to obtain minimum approved training provided by OSHA and file a certificate of completion with Department of Labor. The legislation also contains enforcement provisions throughout. The act will not apply to an owner or operator who has executed a national or local labor agreement pertaining to construction work at a particular plant or site. It also requires that applicable apprenticeship and training programs, approved by and registered U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, providing minimum approved safety training for workers in high hazard facilities file an annual report with the Department and the Illinois Works Review Panel.

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IL HB1472 Amendment 1

2021

The Public Utilities Act

Status: Passed out of the Public Utilities Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 4/13/2021

‍Author: Lawrence Walsh Jr (D)

Additional Authors: David Welter (D) and Jeff Keicher (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Mechanical Insulation

‍Summary: This legislation, if passed, will reduce Illinois’s greenhouse emissions, create a carbon free school initiative with an investment of $50 million in integrating 2,500 megawatts of solar at 3,300 schools and integrating heating and cooling efficiency, rooftop solar and building envelope. This will include energy audits and inspections of the Mechanical Insulation systems on all mechanical systems in these schools.

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IL SB1100 Amendment 1

2021

Illinois Hazardous Materials Act

Status: Pending - Subject Matter Hearing

‍Date of Last Action:* 4/15/2021

‍Author: Michael Hastings (D)

‍Topics: OSHA Safety Training, Registered Apprenticeship Program Training, Hazardous Materials

‍Summary: Creates the Illinois Hazardous Material Act. This act requires workers at high hazard facilities to obtain minimum approved training provided by OSHA and file a certificate of completion with Department of Labor. The legislation also contains enforcement provisions throughout. The act will not apply to an owner or operator who has executed a national or local labor agreement pertaining to construction work at a particular plant or site. It also requires that applicable apprenticeship and training programs, approved by and registered U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, providing minimum approved safety training for workers in high hazard facilities file an annual report with the Department and the Illinois Works Review Panel.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 1992)

Bobby Rush (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2013)

Robin Kelly (D)

3rd District:

(Since 2021)

Marie Newman (D)

4th District:

(Since 2019)

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D)

5th District:

(Since 2009)

Mike Quigley (D)

6th District:

(Since 2019)

Sean Casten (D)

7th District:

(Since 1997)

Danny K. Davis (D)

8th District:

(Since 2017)

Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)

9th District:

(Since 1999)

Jan Schakowsky (D)

10th District:

(Since 2017)

Bradley Schneider (D)

11th District:

(Since 2013)

Bill Foster (D)

12th District:

(Since 2015)

Mike Bost (R)

13th District:

(Since 2013)

Rodney Davis (R)

14th District:

(Since 2019)

Lauren Underwood (D)

15th District:

(Since 2021)

Mary Miller (R)

16th District:

(Since 2011)

Adam Kinzinger (R)

17th District:

(Since 2013)

Cheri Bustos (D)

18th District:

(Since 2015)

Darin LaHood (R)

Senators

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Illinois.

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:

  • Out-of-state committees must register and file reports with Illinois once they reach the $5,000 registration threshold.
  • Federal PACs can avoid reporting requirements at the $5,000 threshold by stating, in their Statement of Organization, that Campaign financing reports will be filed pursuant to Section 100.60, Campaign Financing Regulations, Illinois State Board of Elections.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $55,400

Legislative Official: $55,400

Local Candidate: $55,400

PAC: $55,400

Political Party: $55,400

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: $55,400

Legislative Official: $55,400

Local Candidate: $55,400

PAC: $55,400

Political Party: $55,400

Union

Statewide Official: $55,400

Legislative Official: $55,400

Local Candidate: $55,400

PAC: $55,400

Political Party: $55,400