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Government Affairs
16 hours ago
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...
Friday, May 22, 2015
Comprehensive State Legislative Reports posted - April 2015 »
    Comprehensive State Legislative Reports - April 2015: Commercial Surety; Contract Surety; Fidelity pos...
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...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Legislative Overview Reports for April 2015 posted: Commercial Surety; Contract Surety; Fidelity »
Overview of the April 2015 State Legislative Sessions reports, posted for Members  only.  Reports are available...
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...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Federal/State Regulatory Reports for March 2015 posted for Members »
Regulatory reports have been posted on rules affecting Commercial Surety, Contract Surety and Fidelity Bonds that were rec...
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...
Tuesday, April 21, 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...
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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Individual Surety Bill Introduced in Missouri »
    Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, February 13, 2015
House Small Business Committee Holds Hearing on Contracting Issues »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Contracting Issues »
A subcommittee of the U.S. House Small Business Committee will conduct a hearing tomorrow on the contracting issues that...
Monday, February 09, 2015
Contractor Prequalification Waiver Bill Held in Committee in Virginia »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Proposed Arizona Bond Waiver Threshold Lowered for Job-Order Contracts »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Final Edition of the 2014 Annual State Legislative Report posted »
The Final 2014 Edition of the Annual State Legislative Reports for Commercial Surety, Contract Surety, and Fidelity have b...
Friday, January 09, 2015
U.S. Treasury Developing Regulations for Alternative Forms of Security »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
SFAA Addresses Potential Bonding Availability Issues for Livestock Auction Operators »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
SFAA Policy and Goals for 2015 Legislation and Projected State Legislation »
The following documents are available for Members : 2015 SFAA Legislative Goals and Objectives 2015 S...
Monday, January 05, 2015
Congress Enacts New Bond Requirement for Professional Employer Organizations »
Prior to adjourning for 2014, Congress enacted a one-year extender on a series of 50 expired tax credits and reductions....
Friday, December 19, 2014
Infrastructure Bills Are Moving in New Jersey »
As introduced on October 14, AB 3859/SB 2489 would authorize local governments to enter into P3 agreements for any public...

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