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Government Affairs
Monday, February 9, 2015
Contractor Prequalification Waiver Bill Held in Committee in Virginia »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Proposed Arizona Bond Waiver Threshold Lowered for Job-Order Contracts »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, January 9, 2015
U.S. Treasury Developing Regulations for Alternative Forms of Security »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
SFAA Addresses Potential Bonding Availability Issues for Livestock Auction Operators »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Monday, January 5, 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...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Threshold for Payment Security under the Miller Act Set to Increase »
The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have iss...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Surety Issues in Congress Wait Until Next Year »
SFAA worked with the federal Construction Coalition throughout 2014 to enact the Coalition’s legislation by having it intr...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Surety Bonding on Energy Savings Performance Agreements in North Carolina »
More information available for Members or navigate to Government Relations / Position Statements and Testimony / Stat...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Summary of Mid-Term Election Results »
Yesterday’s mid-term elections were a victory for the Republicans. The Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate, added...
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...
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...
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...
Friday, August 1, 2014
Congress Passes VA Legislation »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, August 1, 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”)...
Wednesday, July 9, 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,...
Wednesday, April 9, 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 7, 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 2, 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...

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