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Government Affairs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Treasury Department Issues Final Rules on Sureties Doing Business with the United States »
The Fiscal Service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued a final rule concerning surety companies doing busine...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Maryland Individual Surety Law Sunsets Today »
Enacted and effective since October 1, 2006, the Maryland individual surety law sunsets today. Maryland had a unique law t...
Monday, September 22, 2014
End of Legislative Session Reports posted »
End of 2014 Legislative Session reports for North Carolina posted for Members only. Previous 2014 updates posted for...
Monday, September 22, 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. ...
Friday, August 29, 2014
SFAA Publishes Annual State Legislative Reports »
The August 2014 Edition of the Annual State Legislative Reports for Commercial Surety, Contract Surety, and Fidelity have...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Regulatory Reports for July 2014 posted for Members »
Regulatory reports have been posted on rules affecting Commercial Surety, Contract Surety and Fidelity Bonds that were pro...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
President Issues Executive Order for Contractors Enforcing Labor Laws »
President Obama recently issued an executive order that requires all federal contractors and subcontractors on public work...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Bond Threshold, Retainage, and Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond charts updated »
State Bond Thresholds Chart , Motor Vehicle Dealer License Bond Requirements Chart , and Summary of State Laws on Retain...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Congress Passes VA Legislation »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, August 01, 2014
House and Senate Pass a Highway Trust Fund Fix »
The U.S. House and Senate have passed H.R. 5021, which is an $11 billion package that would ensure the solvency of the Hig...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Congress Headed to Passage of VA Legislation »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
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...
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 »
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