Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Maryland

Political Activism

Maryland 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 Maryland.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Maryland’s state capitol resides in Annapolis.

In Maryland there are 47 Senators and 141 members in the Maryland House of Delegates. The terms for both chambers is four years and there are no term limits in Maryland. To qualify for either office you must be a US citizen, a resident of Maryland for at least one year prior to the election and you must have lived in the district for at least six months prior to the election. To run for the Maryland Senate you must be at least 25 years of age and to run for the House of
Delegates you must be at least 21 years of age. Maryland Legislature convenes annually on the second Wednesday in January and usually does not exceed 90. Both chambers are controlled by the Democrats.

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Bill Information

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


MD S 7

2020

Green Building Council

Status: Pending - HOUSE

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/8/2020

‍Author: Budget and Taxation Committee

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency - Building Codes and Standards

‍Summary: Relates to the Green Building Council Membership.

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MD H 790

2020

Green Buildings Tax Credit

Status: Pending - House Ways and Means Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/3/2020

‍Author: Wilkins (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Allows a credit against the State income tax for certain costs, paid or incurred after a certain date by an owner of certain multifamily housing to meet certain energy and water efficiency standards, requires the Maryland Energy Administration to issue an initial tax credit certificate on application of the owner under certain circumstances and subject to certain limitations, prohibits the Administration from issuing tax credit certificates totaling more than $1,000,000 in aggregate.

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MD H 1029

2020

Workforce Development Scope

Status: To Governor - Eligible for Governor

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/10/2020

‍Author: Brooks (D)

Additional Authors: Fennell (D);Jackson C (D);Watson (D);Terrasa (D);Rogers (D);Qi (D);Crosby (D);Charkoudian (D);Queen (D);Young P (D);Metzgar (R);Mautz (R);Branch (D);Carey (D);Wilson (D);Walker (D);Valderrama (D);McComas (R);Krebs (R);Impallaria (R);Haynes (D);Cardin (D);Turner F (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs

‍Summary: Alters the scope of apprenticeship and training programs that may receive certain support through the Clean Energy Workforce Account from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund for clean energy industry development. The bill was cross-filed with MD S 224.

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MD H 1218

2020

Clean Energy Workforce Account

Status: Pending - House Economic Matters Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/7/2020

‍Author: Jackson C (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Requires the Maryland Department of Labor to administer the Clean Energy Workforce Account, requires the Department to award grants from the Account in accordance with certain provisions of law, requires the Department to develop certain application guidelines, requires the Department, in developing the application guidelines, to provide opportunity for certain individuals to review and comment on the guidelines and incorporate certain comments into the guidelines. The bill was cross-filed with MD S 785.

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MD H 1636

2020

Green Building Performance Requirements

Status: Pending - House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/24/2020

‍Author: Forbes (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency - Building Codes and Standards

‍Summary: Alters the application of certain high performance building requirements to apply to capital projects for which more than 50% of the funding for the acquisition, construction, or renovation of the project is from State funds, requires the Maryland Green Building Council to ensure that State buildings, public schools, and community colleges that are required to meet certain high performance building requirements meet those requirements. The bill was cross-filed with MD S 655.

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MD SB 738

2021

Income Tax - Mechanical Insulation Installation Tax Credit

Status: Pending - Referred to Budget and Taxation Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/05/2021

‍Author: James Rosapepe (D)

‍Topics: Mechanical Insulation Tax Credit

‍Summary: Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain qualified expenses paid or incurred by a taxpayer for the installation of certain mechanical insulation in a certain manner on a certain property and for which the taxpayer obtains a tax credit certificate from the Maryland Energy Administration; prohibiting the Administration from issuing tax credit certificates for credit amounts in aggregate totaling more than $5,000,000; requiring that the tax credits be issued on a first-come, first-served basis; etc.

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MD HB 982

2021

Income Tax – Mechanical Insulation Installation Tax Credit

Status: Pending - Referred to Ways and Means Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/05/2021

‍Author: Mary Lehman (D)

‍Topics: Mechanical Insulation Tax Credit

‍Summary: Allowing a credit against the State income tax for certain qualified expenses paid or incurred by a taxpayer for the installation of certain mechanical insulation in a certain manner on a certain property and for which the taxpayer obtains a tax credit certificate from the Maryland Energy Administration; prohibiting the Administration from issuing tax credit certificates for credit amounts in aggregate totaling more than $5,000,000; requiring that the tax credits be issued on a first-come, first-served basis; etc.

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MD HB 1321

2021

Labor and Employment - Right to Work

Status: Defeated

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/5/2021

‍Author: Reid Novotny (R)

‍Topics: Right to Work

‍Summary: Enacts So-Called "Right to Work"

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2011)

Andy Harris (R)

2nd District:

(Since 2003)

Dutch Ruppersberger (D)

3rd District:

(Since 2007)

John Sarbanes (D)

4th District:

(Since 2017)

Anthony Brown (D)

5th District:

(Since 1981)

Steny Hoyer (D)

6th District:

(Since 2019)

David Trone (D)

7th District:

(Since 2020)

Kweisi Mfume (D)

8th District:

(Since 2017)

Jamie Raskin (D)

Senators

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Maryland

Resident Agent Requirement? No. Md. Code, Elec. Law § 13-207(c)(1).

Local Bank Requirement? No. Md. Code, Elec. Law § 13-309.2(a)(2)(ii)(2)(B).

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary. Md. Code, Elec. Law § 13-243(f)(2) (An employee membership entity or its affiliated political action committee entity may not receive or use money or
anything of value under this section if it is obtained [...] as dues, fees, or other
assessment required as a condition of membership.)

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

  • An “out-of-state political committee” is a nonfederal political committee
    organized under the law of another state. Md. Election Law Code § 13- 301.
  • Out-of-state PACs must register in Maryland within 48 hours after they contribute (also called “transfer” in Maryland) an aggregate of $6,000 during a 4-year election cycle to Maryland campaign finance entities.
  • When an organization reaches the $6,000 threshold, it must register through the state’s on-line portal.

Registration and reporting requirements for Federal PACs:

  • If a federal political committee makes a contribution of $6,000 or more to Maryland candidates, the federal committee must register as a participating organization.
  • If the federal committee makes aggregate disbursements of $10,000 or more in an election cycle, it must file a report of all disbursements made to influence elections in Maryland.

Recipient

Contribution limits per campaign finance entity

Statewide Official: $6,000

Legislative Official: $6,000

Local Candidate: $6,000

PAC: $6,000

Political Party: $6,000