One of MCAI’s core services is government relations at the local, state and federal level. The MCAI Government Relations Committee meets annually to develop a legislative agenda that is reviewed and prioritized by the MCAI Board of Directors. The MCAI is also active with various State boards serving the citizens of Iowa, such as the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Licensing Board and the Iowa Boiler & Pressure Vessel Board.
The Government Relations Committee also oversees fundraising for the MCAI PAC Fund and approves campaign contributions.
MCAI has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Capitol Consultants, Inc. Lobbyists Brian Johnson represents the MCAI on a daily basis during the legislative session, as well as numerous interim session activities. With their assistance and the leadership of the MCAI Government Relations Committee, as well as grassroots efforts by MCAI members, we have sponsored or co-sponsored several bills benefiting the mechanical contracting industry since 2004. Many of these bills are now law.
Government Relations Resources
- Boiler Installation Form
Iowa Code Section 89.6 requires this form be filed with the Labor Commissioner at least 10 days prior to installation.
- Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Guidance
Answers to frequently asked questions and a guide for contractors and accountants on how to comply with FASB disclosure requirements prepared by the MCA of America. The MCAA has also prepared a “Disclosure” template for use by accountants and contractors.
- Manual of Recommended Procedure for Competitive Bidding and Award of Building Contracts by the Construction Council of Iowa
A guide for recommended ground rules for competitive bidding procedure and award of building construction contracts for owners, architects, engineers and contractors.
- Owners’ Guide to Legal Issues on the Bidding and Award of Construction Contracts in Iowa
A comprehensive analysis of Iowa’s competitive bidding law for public owners. Also a good resource for contractors with questions regarding the legality of contract language promulgated by public owners.