Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for South Carolina

Political Activism

South Carolina 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 South Carolina.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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

There are 46 Senators serving four-year terms and 124 representatives each serving a two-year term. There are no term limits in South Carolina. The South Carolina session begins on the second Tuesday in January of each year and adjourns no later than 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of May.

To run for the Senate, a candidate must be 25 years of age. Anyone running for a seat in the House must be at least 21 years of age. Candidates for both offices must be a registered voter and a legal resident of the district.

To learn more about the South Carolina Legislature or to find your elected officials, follow the link below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE STATE LEGISLATURE OR TO FIND YOUR STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS, CLICK HERE.

Bill Information

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


SC H 4263

2020

Governmental Energy Projects Construction Standards

Status: Pending - House Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/19/2019

‍Author: Sandifer (R)

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

‍Summary: Provides that governmental improvement projects, construction projects, renovation projects, or improvements to real property shall comply with certain energy standards, relates to the requirement that state agencies and school districts submit energy conservation plans, establishes new metering requirements, repeals article relates to the Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act.

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SC H 4810

2020

Commercial Property Clean Energy Promotion

Status: Pending - House Ways and Means Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/14/2020

‍Author: Pendarvis (D)

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

‍Summary: Enacts the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Act, or C PACE, TO provide that governing bodies may establish a district by adoption of an ordinance for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, and facilitating clean energy improvements within its geographic area, provides requirements to be included in the ordinance, provides that members of the district and owners of qualifying real property may voluntarily execute a written agreement to participate.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2021)

Nancy Mace (R)

2nd District:

(Since 2001)

Joe Wilson (R)

3rd District:

(Since 2011)

Jeff Duncan (R)

4th District:

(Since 2019)

William Timmons (R)

5th District:

(Since 2017)

Ralph Norman (R)

6th District:

(Since 1993)

James Clyburn (D)

7th District:

(Since 2013)

Tom Rice (R)

Senators

Tim Scott (R)

(Since 2013)

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for South Carolina.

Resident Agent Requirement? No.

Local Bank Requirement? Yes. S.C. Code § 8-13-1312.

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary. S.C. Code § 8-13-1332.

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

  • As of April 16, 2019, South Carolina has suspended enforcement of the state’s campaign finance law as it has been deemed unconstitutional.
  • Out-of-state and federal PACs that expend more than five hundred dollars in the aggregate during an election cycle must file a statement of organization with the South Carolina State Ethics Commission no later than five days after making the expenditure. S.C. Code § 8-13-1332.
  • The Statement of Organization must be certified by the PAC’s chair and its treasurer before it is filed. Id.; § 8-13-1306. A Campaign Disclosure Form must be filed within ten days of the committee either receiving or expending $500.
  • A corporation and a Federal PAC may each contribute up to $3,500 per
    calendar year to a State PAC.
  • No filing requirement because the definition of committee is unconstitutional.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $3,500

Local Candidate: $1,000

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: $13,500

Local Candidate: $1,000

Union

Statewide Official: $3,500

Local Candidate: $1,000