Join the National Biodiesel PAC!
NBPAC is a connected PAC and, therefore, by the federal election laws, is limited in the acceptance of members. With few exceptions, members of the National Biodiesel Board are eligible to become members of NBPAC. As a reminder, NBB’s members are generally companies, not individuals.
Grant Prior Approval to the National Biodiesel PAC!
NBPAC may solicit contributions from the executive and administrative personnel of NBB, compensated members of NBB's Board, and individual NBB members. NBPAC may also solicit the executive and administrative personnel and certain shareholders of NBB's corporate members, provided that the corporate member grants NBPAC prior approval to solicit the company's restricted class. If you are a corporate member of NBB and would like to grant NBPAC prior approval to solicit your company's restricted class, please click on the Prior Approval Form link to access the required form. Fill in the blanks, sign the appropriate places and return the form to the NBPAC office. It's that simple.
Please note that only authorized representatives of member companies may grant prior approval on behalf of the company. Further, a member company may not grant prior approval to more than one trade association PAC within the same calendar year.
Can I become a member of NBPAC?
Federal election law allows connected PACs to solicit a “restricted class of individuals associated with the corporation or trade association. The PAC may not solicit contributions from the general public.” This “restricted class” includes the company’s executives and administrative personnel, certain shareholders, compensated members of the Board, and the families of the foregoing individuals. This group includes individuals who are paid on a salaried basis and who have policymaking, managerial, professional or supervisory responsibilities. Professional employees who are represented by a union, outside consultants and their employees, retirees, uncompensated board members, and salaried foremen and others who supervise hourly employees are not within a corporation’s restricted class.
In summary, membership in NBPAC is limited to individuals in the restricted class (as defined above) from NBB member companies who have expressly granted permission to NBPAC to solicit those individuals. Without expressed permission, individuals in this restricted class from NBB member companies may NOT be solicited.
Can I give NBPAC permission to solicit my company’s restricted class?
Only authorized representatives of the member company may complete this form on behalf of the company. Further, a member company may not authorize more than one trade association PAC within the same calendar year.
If you meet this criteria, click on the Prior Approval Form link to access the form required. Fill in the blanks, sign the appropriate places and return the form to the NBPAC office. It’s that simple.