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Government Affairs
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
New Bonding Opportunities posted for Members »
New bonding opportunities enacted in the state legislature that may be of interest to SFAA members has been posted. ...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
End of Legislative Session Reports posted »
End of 2014 Legislative Session reports for Delaware, Kansas, New Hampshire, and South Carolina posted for Members o...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
House and Senate are Getting Closer to a Highway Trust Fund Fix »
The House and Senate are not far apart on legislation that would give the federal Highway Trust Fund (“the Highway Fund”)...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Legislative Overview Reports for June 2014 posted: Commercial Surety; Contract Surety; & Fidelity »
Overview of the June 2014 State Legislative Sessions reports, posted for Members  only.  Reports are available...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Senate Finance Committee to Mark Up Highway Trust Fund Measure »
One of the “must-do” items on the Congressional agenda is to close the budget gap in the Highway Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”)...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Bonding Waiver Provisions Eliminated in Florida Law »
The Governor of Florida has signed SB 230, which eliminates provisions that allowed the Orlando-Orange County Expressway A...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Senate Finance Committee to Mark Up Highway Trust Fund Measure »
One of the “must-do” items on the Congressional agenda is to close the budget gap in the Highway Trust Fund (“Trust Fund”)...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Surety Bad Faith Bill is Defeated in Rhode Island »
AIA state counsel has confirmed that the Senate Judiciary Committee will not move SB 2392, the surety bad faith bill, this...
Friday, June 20, 2014
2014 Data for Rhode Island »
Members should visit  Government Relations / Government Relations - General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Retainage Prohibition Defeated as the Legislature Adjourns in New York »
Members should visit  Government Relations / Government Relations - General Info (Members) for more information.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Ohio Governor Signs Captives Bill into Law »
The Governor of Ohio has signed HB 117 into law. HB 117 authorizes the establishment of captive insurance companies in Ohi...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Update on Bond Threshold Bills in Colorado and Oklahoma »
Members should visit  Government Relations / Government Relations - General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Retainage Prohibition Bill Moving in the New York State Legislature »
Members should visit  Government Relations / Government Relations - General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, June 13, 2014
President Signs New Water Infrastructure Act »
HR 3080 is the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. The new law provides for a pilot program for the use o...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Regulatory Reports for April 2014 posted for Members »
Regulatory reports have been posted on rules affecting Commercial Surety, Contract Surety and Fidelity Bonds that were pro...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Surety Provisions Included in the House Version of the NDAA »
H.R. 4435, the House version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), contains surety provisions supported...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Sureties Successfully Amend Ohio Captive Bill to Exclude Surety »
Ohio HB 117 would authorize the establishment of captive insurance companies in Ohio. As originally introduced last year...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
SFAA Annual Meeting State Legislative Report »
--P3 . Ohio HB 533 and SB 335 have just been introduced to revise the existing law that authorizes the Ohio Department of...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Updates on SFAA Priority Issues »
--Bond Thresholds; A late session introduction in Colorado would increase the state bond threshold from $100,000 to $150,...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Congressional Action Day Materials Posted »
The Congressional Action Day Materials have been posted for Members for the Capitol Hill Visits on May 7, 2014.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Maryland Adjourns Without Extending the Individual Surety Law »
The Maryland General Assembly adjourned its 2014 regular session around midnight Monday. Most important to sureties is th...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Sureties Defeat Recovery Funds in Two States »
Alabama and Mississippi have adjourned for the year and both states declined to enact a recovery fund in lieu of a license...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Nullum Tempus Bill Advances in Connecticut »
Connecticut HB 5570 was amended today and reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Judiciary. SFAA has not seen a cop...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Key Bills for Sureties Under Consideration in the States »
--P3s . In a newly enacted law, Indiana expanded the authority to use P3s for public facilities. In Kentucky , the Hous...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Legislative Comprehensive Reports posted - March 2014 »
Legislative Comprehensive Reports - March 2014: Commercial Surety; Contract Surety; Fidelity posted for Members only...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Contract Surety Bills Moving Quickly in the States »
--Bond Thresholds. Oklahoma SB 1582 would increase the bond threshold from $50,000 to $150,000. The sponsor is aware of...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Personal Sureties Drive Illinois Legislation to Require Best’s Ratings for Sureties »
Additional information for Members (or navigate to Government Relations / General Information - Members )
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Legislation to Extend the Individual Surety Law Fails to Pass the Maryland Senate »
Maryland is the only state that permits individual sureties to bond state public works projects. The law is scheduled to...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
U.S. House Small Business Committee Mark Up Includes Surety Bond Guarantee Increase »
The U.S House Small Business Committee marked up several of its contracting bills today. Included in the markup was a...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
SFAA Reports on Key Legislation That is Moving in the States »
The 2014 state legislative sessions are well underway in most states. Florida convened last week and Louisiana is about t...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
SFAA Supports Connecticut Legislation to Apply Statute of Limitations to Public Owners »
Lawmakers in Connecticut are about to consider legislation supported by the surety industry. The Connecticut Construction...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sureties Fight Recovery Fund in the Alabama Senate »
Alabama HB 143, as introduced, would have revised the bond requirement for master plumbers and master gas fitters.   Exi...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Holds Roundtable Discussion »
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit (Subcommittee) held a roundtable dis...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
U.S. House Small Business Committee Will Mark Up Individual Surety Bill - Updated »
The U.S House Small Business Committee has scheduled a mark up on Wednesday, March 5 on several of the contracting bills p...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
MD Senate Bill 851 update »
Additional information for Members (or navigate to Government Relations / General Information - Members )

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