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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
IN License Bond Requirement Improvements (1/23/13) PDF (81.31 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Increased Limits on SBA Bond Guarantees (12/13/12) PDF (50.86 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Infrastructure Bills Are Moving in New Jersey PDF (65.83 KB) Administration 12/19/2014
Joint Trade Group Urges States to Adddress P3 Bond PDF (52.39 KB)  more ] Administration 8/14/2013
Key State Bills for Sureties Under Consideration PDF (54.45 KB) Administration 4/2/2014
Legislation Permitting Self-Insurance in TX PDF (45.61 KB)  more ] Administration 5/16/2013
Legislation to Create New Tax Bond Passes TX House PDF (61.6 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
Louisiana Legis. Seeks Study of Bail Bonding Laws PDF (70.58 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
MD Adjourns Without Extending Individual Surety... PDF (69.21 KB)  more ] Administration 4/9/2014
MD Individual Surety Law Legislation Fails to Pass PDF (53.59 KB) Administration 3/19/2014
MD Insurance Administration Recommends ... PDF (67.38 KB)  more ] Administration 12/6/2013
MD Senate Bill 851 PDF (194.84 KB) Administration 2/10/2014
Missouri A+ Rating for Sureties Amended PDF (51.79 KB) Administration 9/6/2013
MN Headed to New Medicaid Provder License Bond PDF (65.25 KB) Administration 5/21/2013
MN Poised to Enact New Medicaid Bond Requirement PDF (61.05 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
NC Legis. Would Permit Bonds to be Waived (6/13/12 PDF (81.27 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
NC Lien Legis. Moving Toward Enactment (6/21/2012) PDF (52.25 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Nevada Adjourns - Update on Key Surety Legislation PDF (108.66 KB) Administration 6/9/2015
New Commercial Surety Bond Opportunity Passes ... PDF (95.5 KB)  more ] Administration 3/31/2015
New Mexico Begins Study of P3s PDF (51.73 KB) Administration 9/6/2013
New MN Law Requires Real Estate Sale Conductors... PDF (60.25 KB)  more ] Administration 5/21/2013
New York $500,000 Bond Threshold Bill to be Heard PDF (108.55 KB) Administration 6/8/2015
New York Capital Access Program (3/7/2012) PDF (98.91 KB) Administration 5/31/2013
NJ Public Official Bond Market (10/18/2012) PDF (51.05 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
NM to Consider Alternatives to Bonding (4/10/2012) PDF (50.43 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Nullum Tempus Bill Advances in Connecticut PDF (50.7 KB) Administration 4/2/2014
OH Moves to Address Bonding Issues of its Counties PDF (53 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Ohio Governor Signs Captives Bill into Law PDF (42.98 KB) Administration 6/19/2014
Oklahoma - Transportation & Public Facility P3... PDF (156.37 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
OR Leg. Creating New License Bonds Sent to Gov. PDF (39.23 KB)  more ] Administration 6/5/2013
President Issues Executive Order for Contractors.. PDF (42.25 KB)  more ] Administration 8/14/2014
President Signs 3-Month Extension to Highway Act PDF (149.84 KB) Administration 8/3/2015
President Signs New Water Infrastructure Act PDF (52.21 KB) Administration 6/13/2014
President Signs Two Surety Provisions into Law PDF (149.47 KB)  more ] Administration 11/30/2015
Proposed Bonding Amendments for Federal Water ... PDF (142.93 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
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