Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Maine

Political Activism

Maine 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 Maine.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Maine has a bicameral legislature with 35 Senators and 151 House members. There are also three non voting members representing the Penobscot nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.

Both seats are elected for a two-year term and are limited to four terms, eight years in each chamber.

To become a candidate for the Maine Legislature, you must be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen for five years prior to the election, been a resident of Maine for one year and a resident of the district for at least 3 months prior to the election.

Legislative sessions begin on the first Wednesday in December following the General Election and must adjourn by the third Wednesday in June.

The second regular session convenes on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in January of subsequent even numbered years and must adjourn by the third Wednesday in April. These sessions can be extended.

The Democrats control both chambers and the governor's office.

To learn more about the Maine 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.


ME S 597

2020

Advance Economic Security and Climate Objectives

Status: Enacted - Act No. 306

‍Date of Last Action:* 6/14/19

‍Author: Lawrence (D)

Additional Authors: Jackson (D); Campbell R (R); Gideon (D); Hickman (D); Hubbell (D); Pouliot (R); Pluecker (I)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency

‍Summary: Establishes a goal to install a certain number of new high performance air source heat pumps in the state to provide heating in residential and nonresidential spaces, defines high performance air source heat pump as an air source heat pump that satisfies minimum heating performance standards as determined by the Efficiency Maine Trust, directs forward capacity market payments received by the Efficiency Maine Trust to the Heating Fuels Efficiency and Weatherization Fund.

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ME S 728

2020

State Agencies and Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Status: Pending - Joint Committee on State and Local Government

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/15/20

‍Author: Libby N (D)

Additional Authors: Berry (D); Vitelli (D); Martin R (D); Deschambault (D); Claxton (D)

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

‍Summary: Requires renewable and sustainable energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and timelines to be established for state agencies, requires solar panels or similar solar technologies to be considered and included as a method to achieve the targets and timelines as appropriate.

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ME H 924

2020

Green New Deal

Status: Enacted - Act No. 347

‍Date of Last Action:* 6/17/19

‍Author: Maxmin (D)

Additional Authors: Berry (D); Chenette (D); Evangelos (I); Hickman (D); Bellows (D); Hepler (D); Ingwersen (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Requires a construction employer constructing a generation facility to employ apprentices, provides for civil liabilities, provides for incentives for cost effective and natural gas conservation projects in school construction projects, establishes the School Solar Energy Program.

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ME H 1177

2020

State Clean Energy Fund

Status: Pending - Carryover - Joint Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology

‍Date of Last Action:* 4/23/19

‍Author: Zeigler (D)

Additional Authors: Chipman (D); Daughtry (D); Hubbell (D); Rykerson D (D); Ackley (CSI); Doudera (D); Matlack (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Security and Critical Infrastructure, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Creates the Maine Clean Energy Fund within and with oversight from the Efficiency Maine Trust to support the development of renewable and clean energy technologies and infrastructure through providing financing support including loans, loan guarantees and other financial and risk mitigation products.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2009)

Chellie Pingree (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2019)

Jared Golden (D)

Senators

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Maine.

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:

  • Maine law specifically states that federal and out-of-state PACs that are separate, segregated funds of labor organizations must register with and report to the Commission on Governmental Ethics after contributing more than $1,500 in Maine. Non-connected PACs must register after spending more than $5,000. 21-A M.R.S. § 1052-A(a)A.
  • Federal and out-of-state PACs are not required to report if they make only contributions and don’t accept any contributions during the calendar year to influence a campaign in Maine. 21-A M.R.S. § 1053-B.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: Gubernatorial Primary Election $400. Gubernatorial General Election $800.

Legislative Official: Legislative Candidates Primary Election $850 and $850 for General Election, not to exceed $1,700.

Local Candidate: County Candidates $850. Municipal Candidates Primary Election $1,675. Municipal Candidates General Election $1,675.

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: Gubernatorial Primary Election $400. Gubernatorial General Election $800.

Legislative Official: Legislative Candidates Primary Election $850 and $850 for General Election, not to exceed $1,700.

Local Candidate: County Candidates $850. Municipal Candidates Primary Election $1,675. Municipal Candidates General Election $1,675.

Union

Statewide Official: Gubernatorial Primary Election $400. Gubernatorial General Election $800.

Legislative Official: Legislative Candidates Primary Election $850 and $850 for General Election, not to exceed $1,700.

Local Candidate: County Candidates $850. Municipal Candidates Primary Election $1,675. Municipal Candidates General Election $1,675.