Mechanical Insulators LMCT Information for Washington

Political Activism

Washington 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 Washington.

Some of the information on this page may be outdated with the coronavirus global pandemic.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 State of Washington has two legislative chambers - a Senate and a House. There are 49 Senators and 98 House members.

The legislative session begins on the second Monday in January. They meet for 105 days in odd numbered years when the budget is debated. In even numbered years, they meet for 60 days.

Senators serve four-year terms and house members serve two-year terms.

There are no term limits in Washington State.

Qualifications are minimal to be elected to either chamber. You must  be a U.S. citizen, a citizen of the State of Washington and a registered voter to run.

Democrats have a trifecta in this state.

To learn more about the Washington 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.

WA H 1257


Energy Efficiency

Status: Enacted - Act No. 285

‍Date of Last Action:* 05/07/19 - Enacted

‍Author: Doglio (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Transportation, Transportation - Alt Fuel/Hybrid

‍Summary: Concerns energy efficiency, provide incentives and regulations that encourage greater energy efficiency in all aspects of new and existing buildings, including building design, energy delivery, and utilization and operations, establishes energy performance standards for larger existing commercial buildings, provides financial incentives and technical assistance for building owners taking early action to meet these standards before they are required to be met.

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WA H 1796


Clean Energy and Resilience

Status: Failed

‍Date of Last Action:* 1/31/19

‍Author: Doglio (D)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Security and Critical Infrastructure, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Concerns commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience.

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WA S 5308


Energy Service Contractors Contracting Services

Status: Failed

‍Date of Last Action:* 3/12/19

‍Author: Short (R)

‍Topics: Energy Efficiency, Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

‍Summary: Establishes performance based contracting services by energy service contractors.

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Federal Elected Officials

House Representatives & Senators

House of Representatives

1st District:

(Since 2012)

Suzan DelBene (D)

2nd District:

(Since 2001)

Rick Larsen (D)

3rd District:

(Since 2011)

Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)

4th District:

(Since 2015)

Dan Newhouse (R)

5th District:

(Since 2005)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)

6th District:

(Since 2013)

Derek Kilmer (D)

7th District:

(Since 2017)

Pramila Jayapal (D)

8th District:

(Since 2019)

Kim Schrier (D)

9th District:

(Since 1997)

Adam Smith (D)

10th District:

(Since 2021)

Marilyn Strickland (D)


PAC Guidelines

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

Political Action Committee Campaign Finance Compliance Guidelines for Washington.

Resident Agent Requirement? No. WAC 390-16-049.

Local Bank Requirement? No.

What type of funds are allowed? Voluntary and Non-Voluntary. WAC 390-16-049.

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

  • Federal and out-of-state PACs are exempt from the full state registration and reporting requirements as long as less than 20 percent of their aggregate funds go to supporting or opposing Washington candidates or ballot measures. WAC 390-16-049.
  • Federal and out-of-state committees do have to complete Form C-5 for expenditures of more than $50. Id. at 390-16-050.
  • Unions with fewer than ten members residing in Washington, and PACs who have  received fewer than ten contributions of $10 or more within the previous 180 days  cannot make contributions to candidates for state office or to PACs. RCW 42.17A.405(12). 


Regular PAC

Statewide Official: $2,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Local Candidate: $1,000

Political Party: $5,500 for Party Committees and $1,000 for Caucus Campaign Committees.

Mega PAC

Statewide Official: $2,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Political Party: $5,500 for Party Committees and $1,000 for Caucus Campaign Committees.


Statewide Official: $2,000

Legislative Official: $1,000

Political Party: $5,500 for Party Committees and $1,000 for Caucus Campaign Committees.