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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
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
Amended House PPP Bill Headed to the Senate in NC PDF (81.74 KB) Administration 5/15/2013
SFAA Continues Work on F.F. & P.B. Bond PDF (56.3 KB)  more ] Administration 5/13/2013
FL Public-Private Partnership Leg. Goes to Gov. PDF (70.54 KB)  more ] Administration 5/6/2013
WV Legislation with New License Bond Enacted PDF (59.52 KB) Administration 5/3/2013
TX Limitations on Alternatives to Surety Bonds... PDF (51.49 KB)  more ] Administration 5/3/2013
WA Legislature Increases Escrow Agent Fidelity Bon PDF (61.98 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
TN Legislature Increases Public Official Bond Amt. PDF (65.24 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
MN Poised to Enact New Medicaid Bond Requirement PDF (61.05 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
IA Legislation to Create New Contractor License... PDF (59.5 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
CO Enacts a New License Bond for Public Adjusters PDF (69.97 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
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
WV Legislation with New License Bond to Governor PDF (59.39 KB)  more ] Administration 5/2/2013
Will Roofing Contractors Be Bondable in Oklahoma? PDF (52.54 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
CA Legislation to Permit Bond Waivers Surfaces PDF (84.72 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Appeal Bond Legislation Amended in Montana PDF (51.45 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
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