Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Rhode Island

Political Activism

Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

The Rhode Island General Assembly consists of two chambers - the House and the Senate.

There are 75 House members and 38 Senators.

Sessions begin the first Tuesday in January of each year.

Both chambers have two-year terms and there are no term limits in the state.

The requirements to run in Rhode Island is very minimal. You must be a registered voter in Rhode Island, a state resident for 30 days, live with in the district and be 18 years of age.

Both chambers are controlled by the Democrats. 

To learn more about the Rhode Island Legislature or to find your 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.

RI S 2165


Climate Change Coordinating Council

Status: Pending - Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/4/20

‍Author: Euer (D)

Additional Authors: Goodwin (D); Sosnowski (D); Lynch (D); Conley (D)

‍Topics: Climate Change, Climate Change - Emissions Reduction, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.

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RI H 7687


State Construction Projects Metrics

Status: Pending - House Finance Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/26/20

‍Author: Handy (D)

Additional Authors: Azzinaro (D); Edwards (D); Ruggiero (D); Caldwell (D)

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

‍Summary: Requires that the Division of Planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects cost and would need to consider and address during the design and construction phases of a building construction project.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators

House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2011)

David Cicilline (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2001)

Jim Langevin (D)


PAC Guidelines

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

Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Rhode Island.

Resident Agent Requirement? No. R.I.G.L. § 17-25-8.1.

Local Bank Requirement? Yes. At least one physical branch must be located in Rhode Island. R.I.G.L. § 17-25-5.2(b).

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary and Non-Voluntary. R.I.G.L. § 17-25-15 and R.I.G.L. § 17-25-10.1.

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

  • Out-of-state and federal PACs must register with Rhode Island before making any contributions. All PACs must meet the same reporting requirements as in-state PACs. Initial report for new PAC must indicate a beginning cash balance of zero. R.I.G.L. § 17-25-15.


Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $1,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Local Candidate: $1,000

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: $1,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Local Candidate: $1,000


Statewide Official: $1,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Local Candidate: $1,000