Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Massachusetts

Political Activism

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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 Massachusetts.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Massachusetts state capitol resides in Boston. The legislature in this state is known as the Massachusetts General Court. It consists of two chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate has 40 members and the House has 160 members. The terms for both offices is two years and there are no term limits.  To run for the Senate in Massachusetts you must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter of the state, lived in the state for at least five years, be a resident of the district when elected and get at least 300 signatures on your nomination papers. For the General Court requirements are the same except you are only required to obtain 150 signatures.The legislative body in Massachusetts is a full time legislature that begins new sessions in January.

For further information on the Massachusetts General Court 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.


MA S 2018

2020

Community Based Green Infrastructure

Status: Pending - Senate Second Reading

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/22/2019

‍Author: Welch J (D)

‍Topics: Electric Grid and Transmission, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Provides for community based green infrastructure in Western parts of the state.

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MA H 2220

2020

Public Investment in Fossil Fuels

Status: Pending - Joint Committee on Public Service

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/26/2019

‍Author: Decker (D)

‍Topics: Fossil Energy

‍Summary: Relates to public investment in fossil fuels.

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MA H 2889

2020

Energy Efficiency Authority and Green Jobs Program

Status: Pending - House Second Reading

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/26/2019

‍Author: Mark (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Establishes an energy efficiency authority, and a green jobs program and loan fund.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2013)

Richard E. Neal (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2013)

Jim McGovern (D)

3rd District:

(Since 2019)

Lori Trahan (D)

4th District:

(Since 2021)

Jake Auchincloss (D)

5th District:

(Since 2013)

Katherine Clark (D)

6th District:

(Since 2015)

Seth Moulton (D)

7th District:

(Since 2018)

Ayanna Pressley (D)

8th District:

(Since 2013)

Stephen F. Lynch (D)

9th District:

(Since 2013)

William R. (Bill) Keating (D)

Senators

PAC Guidelines

Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Massachusetts.


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Massachusetts.

Resident Agent Requirement? No. 

Local Bank Requirement? No local bank requirement. But PACs do need to designate a bank that is prepared and willing to enroll in the depository bank reporting program. Several large banks are eligible and participate.

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary. 

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

  • Out-of-state and federal PACs may not contribute to Massachusetts
    candidates. PACs are free to register and report with Massachusetts but would need to raise funds completely separate from existing federal or out-of-state PAC funds.
  • Labor organizations are free to contribute from their general funds.
    Currently, the only limitation is $15,000 or 10% of gross revenue, whichever is less. The state plans to decrease that amount soon.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $5,000

Legislative Official: n/a

Local Candidate: $5,000

PAC: n/a

Political Party: n/a