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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
Appeal Bond Legislation Amended in Montana PDF (51.45 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
CA Legislation to Permit Bond Waivers Surfaces PDF (84.72 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Will Roofing Contractors Be Bondable in Oklahoma? PDF (52.54 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
WV Legislation with New License Bond to Governor PDF (59.39 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
AR Enacts New Motor Vehicle License Bond Req. PDF (59.9 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
Arizona Increases the Bond Amount for Tax Bond PDF (59.7 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
CO Enacts a New License Bond for Public Adjusters PDF (69.97 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
IA Legislation to Create New Contractor License... PDF (59.5 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
MN Poised to Enact New Medicaid Bond Requirement PDF (61.05 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
TN Legislature Increases Public Official Bond Amt. PDF (65.24 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
WA Legislature Increases Escrow Agent Fidelity Bon PDF (61.98 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
TX Limitations on Alternatives to Surety Bonds... PDF (51.49 KB)  more ] Administration 5/3/2013
WV Legislation with New License Bond Enacted PDF (59.52 KB) Administration 5/3/2013
FL Public-Private Partnership Leg. Goes to Gov. PDF (70.54 KB)  more ] Administration 5/6/2013
SFAA Continues Work on F.F. & P.B. Bond PDF (56.3 KB)  more ] Administration 5/13/2013
Amended House PPP Bill Headed to the Senate in NC PDF (81.74 KB) Administration 5/15/2013
Legislation to Create New Tax Bond Passes TX House PDF (61.6 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
Legislation Permitting Self-Insurance in TX PDF (45.61 KB)  more ] Administration 5/16/2013
Louisiana Legis. Seeks Study of Bail Bonding Laws PDF (70.58 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
Sureties Make Progress on Difficult Issues in CA PDF (70.75 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
Retainage vs. Bonding Bills Amended & Moving in MO PDF (51.75 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
New MN Law Requires Real Estate Sale Conductors... PDF (60.25 KB)  more ] Administration 5/21/2013
MN Headed to New Medicaid Provder License Bond PDF (65.25 KB) Administration 5/21/2013
SFAA Addresses OH Leg. Permitting Captives ... PDF (61.54 KB)  more ] Administration 5/24/2013
House Subcommittee Conducts Oversight Hearings ... PDF (67.38 KB)  more ] Administration 5/29/2013
SFAA Statement in Support of H.R. 776 PDF (53.1 KB) Administration 5/31/2013
IN License Bond Requirement Improvements (1/23/13) PDF (81.31 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
NJ Public Official Bond Market (10/18/2012) PDF (51.05 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
RI Bad Faith Bill is Dead for 2012 (6/27/2012) PDF (50.96 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
NC Lien Legis. Moving Toward Enactment (6/21/2012) PDF (52.25 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
NC Legis. Would Permit Bonds to be Waived (6/13/12 PDF (81.27 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
OH Moves to Address Bonding Issues of its Counties PDF (53 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
NM to Consider Alternatives to Bonding (4/10/2012) PDF (50.43 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
Increased Limits on SBA Bond Guarantees (12/13/12) PDF (50.86 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
White House Plan for Emergency Relief for Sandy PDF (51.45 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
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