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Government Affairs
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
U.S. House Makes the First Move on Extending the Highway Trust Fund »
With its August recess looming, Congress needs to extend the Highway Act beyond its current July 31 expiration date. The...
Friday, July 10, 2015
Federal/State Regulatory Reports for June 2015 posted for Members »
  Regulatory reports have been posted on rules affecting Commercial Surety, Contract Surety and Fidelity Bonds tha...
Friday, July 10, 2015
End of Legislative Session Reports posted »
 End of 2015 Legislative Session reports for Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Hew Hampshire, and Rhode Island posted for...
Friday, July 10, 2015
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. The re...
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Comprehensive State Legislative Reports posted - June 2015 »
    Comprehensive State Legislative Reports - June 2015: Commercial Surety; Contract Surety; Fidelity post...
Monday, July 06, 2015
Legislative Overview Reports for June 2015 posted: Commercial Surety; Contract Surety; Fidelity »
  Overview of the June 2015 State Legislative Sessions reports, posted for Members  only.  Reports are...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Congress Gives the VA Construction Another Short Term Patch »
    Last week, Congress authorized an additional $150 million to complete the Veterans Administration (VA) me...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
SFAA Comments on Proposed SBA Bond Guarantee Program Changes »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Federal Construction Coalition Legislation—Update on the Senate NDAA »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, June 12, 2015
SFAA Comments on Bond Form for Commercial Driver's License Test Administrators (Illinois) »
SFAA submitted comments to the Illinois Secretary of State (Secretary) on the proposed regulations to require non-governme...
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Federal Construction Coalition's Procurement Legislation Introduced in the Senate »
Yesterday, Senators Portman and Hirono introduced S. 1526, the Construction Coalition bill, as a standalone bill in the Se...
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Nevada Adjourns - Update on Key Surety Legislation »
The Nevada legislature has gone home for 2015. Neither the individual surety bill (AB 345) nor the increase in the bond th...
Monday, June 08, 2015
Governor Signs Nullum Tempus Bill in Connecticut »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, June 08, 2015
New York $500,000 Bond Threshold Bill to be Heard »
  New York SB 5713 would increase the state bond threshold from $100,000 to $500,000 for public works contracts in wh...
Friday, June 05, 2015
Construction Coalition Bill Introduced in the Senate »
Senator Portman’s (R-OH) office confirmed today that the agreed upon provisions from the Construction Coalition’s procur...
Friday, May 29, 2015
House Passes NDAA with Surety Provisions »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Congress Extends Funding for VA Hospital Project in Colorado »
As Congress was heading out of town for its week-long Memorial Day recess, legislators made a final push to provide additi...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Congress Heads to Recess without a Solution to Problems with VA Construction »
Congress heads out of town later this afternoon for its week-long Memorial Day recess. In all likelihood, it will not au...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Short Term Extension Likely for Highway Trust Fund »
The $11 billion patch that Congress gave the Highway Trust Fund last July will expire on May 31, making an extension of...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Connecticut Nullum Tempus Bill Passes Legislature »
The House and Senate have both passed SB 1032, which limits the doctrine of nullum tempus (no time limit runs against the...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SFAA Comments on Commerce Department Bond Waivers for Vessel Contracts »
SFAA submitted comments on an interim final rule that the Department of Commerce (Department) adopted to implement a new l...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Proposed Discretionary Bonding for Navigation Districts Removed from Texas Bill »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bills to Transfer Control of VA Construction Introduced in Congress »
Representative Mike Coffman (R‐CO) has introduced legislation in the House that would remove the Office of Construction &a...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Multiple Government Affairs Items posted for Members »
Multiple Government Affairs Items posted for Members : Bond Threshold Increase Removed from Nevada Legislation...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Wisconsin Implementing Inflation Adjustment to Bond Threshold »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Congress Passes New Medicare Bonding Opportunity »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Connecticut Nullum Tempus Bill Amended Favorably »
A substantially revised version of Connecticut SB 1032 was passed out the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that would...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
New Commercial Surety Bond Opportunity Passes the U.S. House »
H.R. 284 would require entities submitting bids to supply durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
FMCSA Denies Petition for Property Broker and Freight Forwarder Bonding Exemption »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tennessee Legislation to Repeal Surety Bond Option for Cemetery Owners Amended »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Nevada Legislation Introduced to Authorize Individual Sureties for State Contracts »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Massachusetts Bill Permits CMs at Risk to Obtain Subcontractor Default Insurance »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sureties in Iowa Fight Bond Waiver »
Iowa HSB 13/SSB 1086 would delete the statutory provisions that set forth the bond requirements for sellers of pre-need ce...
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Connecticut Nullum Tempus Bill to be Heard in Committee »
Connecticut SB 1032 would revise the existing law’s statute of repose for actions involving defects in construction and de...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
New State Bond Threshold Bills Surface in Montana and Washington »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

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