Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Vermont

Political Activism

Vermont 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 Vermont.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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 Vermont General Assembly consists of two chambers. The House has 150 members, while the Senate has 30 members. Members of both the House and Senate serve two year terms.

Elections are held in November of every even numbered year.

To qualify to run for office, you must be a resident of the state for two years and a resident of the district for one year prior to the election.

The Vermont Legislature meets for biennial sessions starting in odd-numbered years on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January. The opening date for the even-numbered years is determined by the sitting legislature.

There are no term limits in Vermont.

The state is a split state politically, as Democrats control both chambers and the governor is a Republican.

To learn more about the Vermont 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.


VT S 171

2020

Climate Change

Status: Pending - Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committe

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/21/2019

‍Author: Bray (D)

Additional Authors: larkson (D);McCormack (D);Campion (D);Pearson (P);Balint (D);Hardy (D);Perchlik (D)

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

‍Summary: Relates to addressing climate change, increasing weatherization, and rating the energy performance of buildings.

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VT H 209

2020

School Construction Projects State Aid

Status: Pending - House Ways and Means Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/11/19

‍Author: LaLonde (D)

Additional Authors: Houghton (D);Colston (D);Killacky (D);Jerome (D);Hooper R (D);Elder (D);Durfee (D);Campbell (D);Squirrell (D);Scheu (D);Ode (D);Kimbell (D);Pugh (D);Gardner (D);Conlon (D);Colburn (D);Cina (D);Wood (D);Gonzalez (P);Sheldon (D);Christie (D);Till (D);Stevens T (D)

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

‍Summary: Relates to ending the suspension of state aid for school construction projects.

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VT S 278

2020

State Energy Management Program

Status: Pending - Senate Appropriations Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/14/20

‍Author: Perchlik (D)

Additional Authors: Bray (D);Pollina (D);Hardy (D)

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

‍Summary: Relates to the State Energy Management Program, VT S 311.

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VT S 311

2020

Green New Deal Fund

Status: Pending - Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 11/17/20

‍Author: Pollina (D)

Additional Authors: Hooker (D);Lyons (D);White (D);Clarkson (D);Bray (D);McCormack (D);Campion (D);Pearson (P);Baruth (D);Balint (D);Ingram (D);Hardy (D);Perchlik (D)

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

‍Summary: Relates to creating a Vermont Green New Deal Fund.

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VT S 337

2020

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction and Energy Efficiency

Status: Pending - Senate Finance Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/4//20

‍Author: Natural Resources and Energy Committee

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

‍Summary: Relates to energy efficiency entities and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the thermal energy and transportation sectors.

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VT H 353

2020

Weatherization Workforce Recruitment and Funding

Status: Pending - House Human Services Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 2/21/19

‍Author: Cordes (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Green Jobs

‍Summary: Relates to weatherization funding and weatherization workforce recruitment.

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VT H 711

2020

Energy Audits

Status: Pending - House Energy and Technology Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/14/20

‍Author: Scheuermann (R)

Additional Authors: Yantachka (D);Sibilia (I);Campbell (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency

‍Summary: Relates to energy audits.

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VT H 916

2020

Green New Deal Fund

Status: Pending - House Ways and Means Committee

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/31/20

‍Author: Chesnut-Tangerm (P)

Additional Authors: Haas (P); Burke (P); Till (D); Yantachka (D); Patt (D); Sullivan (D); Gonzalez (P); Cina (D); Colburn (D); Cordes (D); Elder (D); Nicoll (D); Ralph (P); Szott (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Relates to creating a Vermont Green New Deal Fund.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators


House of Representatives

At-Large District:

(Since 2007)

Peter Welch (D)

Senators

Tim Scott (R)

(Since 2013)

PAC Guidelines

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


Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Vermont.

Resident Agent Requirement? No, but the PAC must designate a person who resides in Vermont upon whom process may be served. V.S.A. § 2922(c).

Local Bank Requirement? No. 

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary and Non-Voluntary. 

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

  • Federal and out-of-state PACs making expenditures or receiving contributions of $1,000 must register and file periodic reports with the Vermont Secretary of State. V.S.A. § 2922.

Recipient

Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $4,080

Legislative Official: $1,020 for State Representative candidates and $1,530 for Senate and High Bailiff candidates.

Local Candidate: $1,020

PAC: $4,080

Political Party: $10,210

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: $4,080

Legislative Official: $1,020 for State Representative candidates and $1,530 for Senate and High Bailiff candidates.

Local Candidate: $1,020

PAC: $4,080

Political Party: $10,210

Union

Statewide Official: $4,080

Legislative Official: $1,020 for State Representative candidates and $1,530 for Senate and High Bailiff candidates

Local Candidate: $1,020

PAC: $4,080

Political Party: $10,210