Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Ohio

Political Activism

Ohio 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 Ohio.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

Ohio’s state capitol resides in Columbus.

There are two chambers: The House of Representatives and The Senate. There are 99 members in the House and 33 members in the Senate. The session must begin on the first Monday in January unless that is a legal holiday. In that case the session will begin the next day. The current session began on January 7, 2019 and will adjourn December 31, 2020.

Senators are limited to two four year terms and Representatives are limited to four two year terms. The requirements to run for elected office in the Ohio legislature are simple, you must be a US citizen  and you must reside in the district for one year prior to the  election. The state of Ohio established term limits with Amendment 3 in 1992. Ohio is controlled by the Republican party. The next election will be in November of 2020.


Bill Information

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



Excepts certain tasks from overtime pay requirements

Status: Passed Second Chamber

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/23/2022

‍Author: Andrew Brenner (R-OH-019), OH Sen. Bob Peterson (R-OH-017)

‍Topics: Labor Standards

‍Summary: To amend sections 4111.03 and 4111.10 and to enact section 4111.031 of the Revised Code to except traveling to and from a worksite and performing certain routine tasks from the overtime pay requirement and to prohibit opt-out class actions for overtime violations.

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Regards clean energy and energy justice

Status: Introduced or Prefiled

‍Date of Last Action:* 10/12/2021

‍Author: Council Member Stephanie Howse (Cleveland, OH), OH Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-OH-037)

‍Topics: Clean energy

‍Summary: To establish programs and state policies regarding clean energy jobs and energy justice, to create the Governor's Office of Energy Justice, to make changes to the environmental, electric utility, and other public utility laws, and to make an appropriation.

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Require asbestos plaintiff to file specified disclosure statement

Status: Introduced or Prefiled

‍Date of Last Action:* 10/12/2021

‍Author: George Lang (R-OH-004)

‍Topics: Asbestos , Labor Standards

‍Summary: To enact section 2307.931 of the Revised Code to require a plaintiff in a tort action alleging an asbestos claim to file a sworn statement of specified disclosures.

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Enact Ohio Equal Pay Act

Status: Introduced or Prefiled

‍Date of Last Action:* 6/22/2021

‍Author: Council Member Stephanie Howse (Cleveland, OH), OH Rep. Jessica Miranda (D-OH-028)

‍Topics: Labor Standards

‍Summary: To enact the Ohio Equal Pay Act to address wage disparities in public and private employment.

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Urge Congress enact Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 - SUPPORT

Status: Introduced or Prefiled

‍Date of Last Action:* 4/14/2021

‍Author: Brigid Kelly (D-OH-03), Lisa Sobecki (D-OH-045)

‍Topics: Labor Standards

‍Summary: To urge the Congress of the United States to enact the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021.

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Regards applying Prevailing Wage Law to certain public projects

Status: Introduced or Prefiled

‍Date of Last Action:* 6/23/2021

‍Author: Craig Riedel (R-OH-082), Susan Manchester (R-OH-084)

‍Topics: Prevailing Wage, Labor Standards

‍Summary: To allow political subdivisions, special districts, and state institutions of higher education to elect to apply the Prevailing Wage Law to public improvement projects.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators

House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2011)

Steve Chabot (R)

2nd District:

(Since 2013)

Brad Wenstrup (R)

3rd District:

(Since 2000)

Joyce Beatty (D)

4th District:

(Since 2006)

Jim Jordan (R)

5th District:

(Since 2007)

Robert E. Latta (R)

6th District:

(Since 2010)

Bill Johnson (R)

7th District:

(Since 2002)

Bob Gibbs (R)

8th District:

(Since 2016)

Warren Davidson (R)

9th District:

(Since 1983)

Marcy Kaptur (D)

10th District:

(Since 2002)

Michael Turner (R)

11th District:

(Since 2021)

Shontel Brown (D)

12th District:

(Since 2011)

Troy Balderson (R)

13th District:

(Since 2013)

Tim Ryan (D)

14th District:

(Since 2013)

David Joyce (R)

15th District:

(Since 2003)

Steve Stivers (R)

16th District:

(Since 2018)

Anthony Gonzalez (R)


Sherrod Brown (D)

(Since 2006)

Rob Portman (R)

(Since 2006)

PAC Guidelines

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

Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Ohio

Resident Agent Requirement? No. R.C. 3517.10(D)(1).

Local Bank Requirement? No. R.C. 3517.10(D)(3).

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary. 

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

  • Federal PACs contributing to Ohio candidates need only file the FEC Form 1, the summary page of the FEC report, the detailed summary page and any
    disbursement pages that reflect Ohio non-federal activity. Federal PAC
    reports must be postmarked by federal, not Ohio, reporting deadlines.
  • Out-of-state PACs must comply with Ohio laws and rules regulating PACs.
    Therefore, prior to receiving contributions or making expenditures, the entity must file form 30-D, Designation of Treasurer. Contributions received prior to the filing of the Designation of Treasurer may not be transferred to the Ohio-registered PAC.


Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $13,292.35

Legislative Official: PROHIBITED

Local Candidate: $13,292.35

PAC: $332,308.77

Political Party: $749,688.58