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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 (lmarema@surety.org) for further information.

Government Relations - General Info (Public)

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
WV Legislation with New License Bond to Governor PDF (59.39 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
WV Legislation with New License Bond Enacted PDF (59.52 KB) Administration 5/3/2013
Wisconsin - New Draft of Surety Indexing Bill ... PDF (142.4 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Will Roofing Contractors Be Bondable in Oklahoma? PDF (52.54 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
WI Procurement Reforms on Governor's Desk PDF (53.3 KB)  more ] Administration 6/27/2013
WI Governor Vetoes Commercial Bail Budget Bill PDF (26.45 KB)  more ] Administration 7/1/2013
WI Commercial Bail Provisions Bill PDF (57.9 KB)  more ] Administration 6/26/2013
WI Bill Amended to Include Comm. Bail Provisions PDF (57.44 KB)  more ] Administration 6/5/2013
White House Plan for Emergency Relief for Sandy PDF (51.45 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Waiver of Bonds Under Consideration in Cleveland PDF (61.85 KB) Administration 8/13/2013
WA Legislature Increases Escrow Agent Fidelity Bon PDF (61.98 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
US House Small Business Subcommittee Hearing... PDF (1.17 MB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
US House Makes First Move on Extending Highway ... PDF (163.37 KB)  more ] Administration 7/15/2015
US Dept. of Labor accepts SFAA proposed ERISA form PDF (198.39 KB)  more ] Administration 3/3/2017
Updates on SFAA Priority Issues PDF (53.02 KB) Administration 4/24/2014
U.S. House Small Business Committee Mark Up ... PDF (69.52 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
U.S. House Small Business Comm. Will Mark Up ... PDF (69.3 KB)  more ] Administration 2/27/2014
U.S. House Roundtable Discussion ... PDF (106.67 KB)  more ] Administration 2/27/2014
U.S. House Passes Water Infrastructure Act ... PDF (53.74 KB)  more ] Administration 10/31/2013
TX Limitations on Alternatives to Surety Bonds... PDF (51.49 KB)  more ] Administration 5/3/2013
Treasury Dept. Issues Final Rules on Sureties ... PDF (65.06 KB)  more ] Administration 10/22/2014
TN Legislature Increases Public Official Bond Amt. PDF (65.24 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Threshold for Payment Security under Miller Act PDF (64.75 KB)  more ] Administration 12/12/2014
Surety Provisions Included in House Version of NDA PDF (65.47 KB)  more ] Administration 5/23/2014
Surety Issues in Congress Wait Until Next Year PDF (54.55 KB) Administration 12/11/2014
Surety Bad Faith Bill is Defeated in Rhode Island PDF (51.51 KB) Administration 6/20/2014
Sureties Make Progress on Difficult Issues in CA PDF (70.75 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
Sureties in Iowa Fight Bond Waiver PDF (95.62 KB) Administration 3/18/2015
Sureties Fight Recovery Fund in the Alabama Senate PDF (51.83 KB) Administration 3/13/2014
Sureties Defeat Recovery Funds in Two States PDF (52.82 KB) Administration 4/7/2014
Summary of Mid-Term Election Results PDF (50.47 KB) Administration 11/5/2014
Statement in Opposition to MD Senate Bill 377 PDF (128.7 KB) Administration 2/7/2014
Short Term Extension Likely for Highway Trust Fund PDF (110.28 KB) Administration 5/21/2015
SFAA Testifies in Opposition to Extending ... PDF (68.69 KB)  more ] Administration 2/7/2014
SFAA Supports CT Legislation to Apply Statute ... PDF (176.12 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
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