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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
Retainage vs. Bonding Bills Amended & Moving in MO PDF (51.75 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
RI Bad Faith Bill is Dead for 2012 (6/27/2012) PDF (50.96 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
RI Workers' Compensation Rule (5/11/2011) PDF (115.67 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
SBA Bond Guarantee Program Revisions ‐ Final Rule PDF (54.63 KB) Administration 1/15/2014
Senate Fin. Comm. to Mark Up Highway Trust Fund.. PDF (23.49 KB)  more ] Administration 6/25/2014
Senate Finance Comm. to Mark Up Highway Trust Fund PDF (23.49 KB)  more ] Administration 7/9/2014
SFAA Addresses OH Leg. Permitting Captives ... PDF (61.54 KB)  more ] Administration 5/24/2013
SFAA and AIA Working with Indiana Attorney General PDF (81.72 KB)  more ] Administration 2/23/2016
SFAA Annual Meeting State Legislative Report PDF (55.28 KB) Administration 5/14/2014
SFAA Comments on Commerce Dept. Bond Waivers ... PDF (95.65 KB)  more ] Administration 5/19/2015
SFAA Comments on FHWA PPP Model (5/31/2013) PDF (19.33 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
SFAA Continues Work on F.F. & P.B. Bond PDF (56.3 KB)  more ] Administration 5/13/2013
SFAA Letter to Mr. Middleton RE SB851 (3/11/2014) PDF (26.07 KB) Administration 4/9/2014
SFAA Letter to SBA Interagency TF on Vets (8/2/12) PDF (16.31 KB)  more ] Administration 5/31/2013
SFAA Opposes Requirement of Best’s Ratings for ... PDF (108.82 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2014
SFAA Participates in Joint Trade Comments on ... PDF (62.65 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
SFAA Reports on Key Legislation Moving in States PDF (71.53 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
SFAA Statement in Support of H.R. 776 PDF (53.1 KB) Administration 5/31/2013
SFAA Supports CT Legislation to Apply Statute ... PDF (176.12 KB)  more ] Administration 3/13/2014
SFAA Testifies in Opposition to Extending ... PDF (68.69 KB)  more ] Administration 2/7/2014
Short Term Extension Likely for Highway Trust Fund PDF (110.28 KB) Administration 5/21/2015
Statement in Opposition to MD Senate Bill 377 PDF (128.7 KB) Administration 2/7/2014
Summary of Mid-Term Election Results PDF (50.47 KB) Administration 11/5/2014
Sureties Defeat Recovery Funds in Two States PDF (52.82 KB) Administration 4/7/2014
Sureties Fight Recovery Fund in the Alabama Senate PDF (51.83 KB) Administration 3/13/2014
Sureties in Iowa Fight Bond Waiver PDF (95.62 KB) Administration 3/18/2015
Sureties Make Progress on Difficult Issues in CA PDF (70.75 KB) Administration 5/16/2013
Surety Bad Faith Bill is Defeated in Rhode Island PDF (51.51 KB) Administration 6/20/2014
Surety Issues in Congress Wait Until Next Year PDF (54.55 KB) Administration 12/11/2014
Surety Provisions Included in House Version of NDA PDF (65.47 KB)  more ] Administration 5/23/2014
Threshold for Payment Security under Miller Act PDF (64.75 KB)  more ] Administration 12/12/2014
TN Legislature Increases Public Official Bond Amt. PDF (65.24 KB) Administration 5/2/2013
Treasury Dept. Issues Final Rules on Sureties ... PDF (65.06 KB)  more ] Administration 10/22/2014
TX Limitations on Alternatives to Surety Bonds... PDF (51.49 KB)  more ] Administration 5/3/2013
U.S. House Passes Water Infrastructure Act ... PDF (53.74 KB)  more ] Administration 10/31/2013
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