Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for New Jersey

Political Activism

New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

New Jersey’s state capitol resides in Trenton.

The New Jersey state legislature consists of two chambers, the senate and the General Assembly. There are 40 Senators and 80 Assembly members. Senators serve four year and two year terms. In the first two years of a new decade they serve a two year term to allow for redistricting after the US census. The cycle is 2-4-4. The members in the Assembly serve two year terms. To qualify to run for the Senate you must be 30 years old, have lived in the district for two years and the state for four years. To run for the Assembly you must be 21 years of age, lived in the district for one year and the state for two years. There are no term limits in New Jersey. The legislature term last two years and is split into two one year session. This allow business and bills filed to carry over to the next session. The term begins at noon the second Tuesday in January of an even numbered year. At the end of the second year all business expires. Both chambers are controlled by the Democrats.

For further information on the New Jersey state legislature 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.


NJ A 1209

2020

Green Building Tax Credit Act

Status: Failed - Adjourned - Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/9/2018

‍Author: McKeon (D)

Additional Authors: Vainieri Huttle (D);DeAngelo (D);Quijano (D);Benson (D);Kennedy (D);Zwicker (D)

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

‍Summary: Relates to the Green Building Tax Credit Act. This is identical with bill (2018) NJ S 2246.

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NJ A 1285

2020

Design Build Contracts

Status: Pending - Assembly Community Development and Affairs Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/14/2020

‍Author: Greenwald (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency

‍Summary: Establishes procedures for awarding of design-build contracts.

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NJ S 1308

2020

Green Jobs Training Partnership Program

Status: Pending - Senate Labor Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/10/2020

‍Author: Turner (D)

‍Topics: Green Jobs

‍Summary: Establishes Green Jobs Training Partnership Program

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NJ S 2271

2020

Green Jobs Training Partnership Program

Status: Failed - Adjourned - Senate Labor Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/12/2018

‍Author: Turner (D)

‍Topics: Green Jobs

‍Summary: Establishes Green Jobs Training Partnership Program. This is identical to bill (2018) NJ A 1347.

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NJ A 2808

2020

Costs of Energy Audits

Status: Failed - Adjourned - Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/1/2018

‍Author: McKeon (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency

‍Summary: Allows for 75 percent of costs of energy audits undertaken for commercial buildings be paid for by societal benefits charge.

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NJ S 3061

2020

Apprenticeship Programs Tax Credits

Status: Enacted - Act No. 2019-417

‍Date of Last Action:* 01/21/2020 - Enacted

‍Author: Ruiz (D)

Additional Authors: Turner (D);Greenstein (D);Lagana (D);Gopal (D)

‍Topics: Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Green Jobs, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Provides a corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for businesses that participate in Department of Labor and Workforce Development registered apprenticeship programs, establishes a grant program for tax exempt organizations participating in those registered apprenticeship programs. This is identical to bill (2018) NJ A 4603.

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NJ A 3087

2020

Green Building Tax Credit Act

Status: Pending - Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/24/2020

‍Author: McKeon (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Relates to the Green Building Tax Credit Act. This is identical to bill NJ S 1899.

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NJ A 3940

2020

Business Energy Audits and Improvements Loans

Status: Failed - Adjourned - Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 5/10/2018

‍Author: DeAngelo (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Permits small businesses to qualify for loans from the Economic Development Authority for costs of energy audit and making energy efficiency or conservation improvements. This is identical to bill (2018) NJ S 1606.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2014)

Donald Norcross (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2019)

Jefferson Van Drew (R)

3rd District:

(Since 2019)

Andy Kim (D)

4th District:

(Since 1981)

Chris Smith (R)

5th District:

(Since 2017)

Josh Gottheimer (D)

6th District:

(Since 1993)

Frank Pallone, Jr (D)

7th District:

(Since 2019)

Tom Malinowski (D)

8th District:

(Since 2013)

Albio Sires (D)

9th District:

(Since 2013)

Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)

9th District:

(Since 2012)

Donald M. Payne, Jr (D)

9th District:

(Since 2019)

Mikie Sherrill (D)

9th District:

(Since 2015)

Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)

Senators

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for New Jersey

Resident Agent Requirement? Yes, in order to register.169

Local Bank Requirement? No.

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary. 

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

  • Federal PACs do not have to register with New Jersey unless they raise
    money in the state, plan to operate in more than two election cycles, and
    raise or expend more than $6,300. Federal PACs that contribute without
    meeting those criteria are not required to register with New Jersey.
  • Out-of-state PACs are not required to register unless they spend more than
    $6,300 or operate in more than two election cycles.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $25,000 per year

Legislative Official: $25,000 per year

Local Candidate: $37,000 per year