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The Surety & Fidelity Association of America is active in federal and state advocacy related to our industry both in alegislative and regulatory context. More detailed information about our legislative and regulatory activities is available on our Members Only site.



Summary of State and Federal Election Results (11/8/2012)

SFAA Tells SBA of its Progress in Assisting Small Contractors With Bonding (8/2/2012)

Contracting Issues Pending in Congress to be Discussed in the Fall (7/19/2012)

H.R.3534 - Security in the Procurement Process for Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Workers on the Job and Taxpayers' Dollars (5/15/2012)

SFAA Needs You to Contact Your Representative to Vote Yes on H.R. 3534 (5/15/2012)

SFAA Submits Comments Regarding Treasury's Proposed Rule Concerning Surety Companies Doing Business in the U.S. (5/13/2011)

SFAA Submits Comments Regarding FASB's Proposed Revenue Recognition Standard (10/21/2010)

Owners, Contractors and Sureties Propose Modification of the American Institute of Architects A312 Payment Bond (4/21/2008)

A Primer on Surety (10/12/2007)

State Legislative Issues:

Federal Issues:

Please contact Lenore Marema, Vice President of Government Affairs, at ( for further information.

Government Relations - General Info (Public)

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CT Nullum Tempus Bill to be Heard in Committee PDF (109.05 KB) Administration 3/4/2015
SFAA Participates in Joint Trade Comments on ... PDF (62.65 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
US House Small Business Subcommittee Hearing... PDF (1.17 MB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
Congress Enacts New Bond Requirement for ... PDF (50.72 KB)  more ] Administration 1/5/2015
Infrastructure Bills Are Moving in New Jersey PDF (65.83 KB) Administration 12/19/2014
Threshold for Payment Security under Miller Act PDF (64.75 KB)  more ] Administration 12/12/2014
Surety Issues in Congress Wait Until Next Year PDF (54.55 KB) Administration 12/11/2014
Summary of Mid-Term Election Results PDF (50.47 KB) Administration 11/5/2014
Treasury Dept. Issues Final Rules on Sureties ... PDF (65.06 KB)  more ] Administration 10/22/2014
Annual Legislative Report: Fidelity PDF (68.75 KB) Administration 8/29/2014
Annual Legislative Report: Contract Surety PDF (56.23 KB) Administration 8/29/2014
Annual Legislative Report: Commercial Surety PDF (55.69 KB) Administration 8/29/2014
President Issues Executive Order for Contractors.. PDF (42.25 KB)  more ] Administration 8/14/2014
House and Senate Pass a Highway Trust Fund Fix PDF (43.1 KB) Administration 8/1/2014
House & Senate Closer to a Highway Trust Fund Fix PDF (53.5 KB)  more ] Administration 7/22/2014
Senate Finance Comm. to Mark Up Highway Trust Fund PDF (23.49 KB)  more ] Administration 7/9/2014
Bonding Waiver Provisions Eliminated in FL Law PDF (22.68 KB) Administration 6/26/2014
Senate Fin. Comm. to Mark Up Highway Trust Fund.. PDF (23.49 KB)  more ] Administration 6/25/2014
Surety Bad Faith Bill is Defeated in Rhode Island PDF (51.51 KB) Administration 6/20/2014
Ohio Governor Signs Captives Bill into Law PDF (42.98 KB) Administration 6/19/2014
President Signs New Water Infrastructure Act PDF (52.21 KB) Administration 6/13/2014
Surety Provisions Included in House Version of NDA PDF (65.47 KB)  more ] Administration 5/23/2014
Amended Ohio Captive Bill to Excludes Surety PDF (51.66 KB)  more ] Administration 5/23/2014
SFAA Annual Meeting State Legislative Report PDF (55.28 KB) Administration 5/14/2014
Updates on SFAA Priority Issues PDF (53.02 KB) Administration 4/24/2014
MD Adjourns Without Extending Individual Surety... PDF (69.21 KB)  more ] Administration 4/9/2014
SFAA Letter to Mr. Middleton RE SB851 (3/11/2014) PDF (26.07 KB) Administration 4/9/2014
Sureties Defeat Recovery Funds in Two States PDF (52.82 KB) Administration 4/7/2014
Nullum Tempus Bill Advances in Connecticut PDF (50.7 KB) Administration 4/2/2014
Key State Bills for Sureties Under Consideration PDF (54.45 KB) Administration 4/2/2014
Contract Surety Bills Moving Quickly in the States PDF (53.69 KB) Administration 3/24/2014
MD Individual Surety Law Legislation Fails to Pass PDF (53.59 KB) Administration 3/19/2014
U.S. House Small Business Committee Mark Up ... PDF (69.52 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
SFAA Reports on Key Legislation Moving in States PDF (71.53 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
SFAA Supports CT Legislation to Apply Statute ... PDF (176.12 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
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