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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
Congress Extends Funding for VA Hospital Project.. PDF (108.96 KB)  more ] Administration 5/26/2015
Congress Enacts Procurement Reform PDF (50.9 KB) Administration 1/15/2014
Congress Enacts New Bond Requirement for ... PDF (50.72 KB)  more ] Administration 1/5/2015
Congress and States Start to Convene 2016 Sessions PDF (166.5 KB)  more ] Administration 1/7/2016
CO Enacts a New License Bond for Public Adjusters PDF (69.97 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
CA Legislation to Permit Bond Waivers Surfaces PDF (84.72 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Bonding Waiver Provisions Eliminated in FL Law PDF (22.68 KB) Administration 6/26/2014
Bond Waiver Bill Resurfaces in Cuyahoga County, OH PDF (156.11 KB) Administration 2/9/2016
Bills to Transfer Control of VA Construction ... PDF (94.18 KB)  more ] Administration 4/30/2015
Arizona Increases the Bond Amount for Tax Bond PDF (59.7 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
AR Enacts New Motor Vehicle License Bond Req. PDF (59.9 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
Appeal Bond Legislation Amended in Montana PDF (51.45 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
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
Amended PPP Bill Clears North Carolina Senate PDF (53.78 KB) Administration 7/30/2013
Amended Ohio Captive Bill to Excludes Surety PDF (51.66 KB)  more ] Administration 5/23/2014
Amended House PPP Bill Headed to the Senate in NC PDF (81.74 KB) Administration 5/15/2013
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