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Provisions to End Federal Miller Act Indexing Removed from Defense Policy BillOpen in a New Window

Provisions to End Federal Miller Act Indexing Removed from Defense Policy Bill 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Michigan P3 Bill Heard in House CommitteeOpen in a New Window

Michigan P3 Bill Heard in House Committee 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

2017 State Public-Private Partnership LegislationOpen in a New Window

2017 State Public-Private Partnership Legislation 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

SFAA & NASBP Seek Bonding for Aviation P3 Projects in Federal LegislationOpen in a New Window

SFAA & NASBP Seek Bonding for Aviation P3 Projects in Federal Legislation 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Status of the State BudgetsOpen in a New Window

Status of the State Budgets 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

2017 Bond Threshold LegislationOpen in a New Window

2017 Bond Threshold Legislation 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

States Consider Model Law on Notaries with Bonding RequirementsOpen in a New Window

  States Consider Model Law on Notaries with Bonding Requirements 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Arkansas Adopts New Rules to Implement P3 Law with Bonding ProvisionsOpen in a New Window

Arkansas Adopts New Rules to Implement P3 Law with Bonding Provisions 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members)  for more information.

 

SFAA Defends Bail Bonds in the StatesOpen in a New Window

  SFAA Defends Bail Bonds in the States 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Alaska Adopts Money Transmitter Regulations without Onerous Provisions on Bond ClaimsOpen in a New Window

  Alaska Adopts Money Transmitter Regulations without Onerous Provisions on Bond Claims 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

This Week in Surety & Fidelity LegislationOpen in a New Window

Legislation Overview Report posted.  SFAA has replaced the monthly overview reports with the weekly legislative update on Surety & Fidelity legislation.  Reports are available for Members on the Weekly Legislative Reports page.

Members may sign up to receive email notifications by subscribing to the "Legislative-Regulatory Alert" group.


 

October Edition of the 2017 Annual State Legislative Reports postedOpen in a New Window

The October Edition of the 2017 Annual State Legislative Reports for Commercial Surety, Contract Surety, and Fidelity have been posted for Members (or navigate to Government Relations / Annual State Legislative Reports).


 

Surety Issues in CongressOpen in a New Window

  Surety Issues in Congress 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Massachusetts P3 Bill to be Heard in CommitteeOpen in a New Window

  Massachusetts P3 Bill to be Heard in Committee 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

End of Legislative Session Reports postedOpen in a New Window



End of 2017 Legislative Session reports have been updated for California, Illinois, North Carolina and Oregon for Members only.

Previous reports posted for 2017:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Navigate to Government Relations / End of Legislative Session Reports

 

SFAA and AIA Get Law Changed in Wisconsin to Repeal Bond Threshold Indexing RequirementsOpen in a New Window

SFAA and AIA Get Law Changed in Wisconsin to Repeal Bond Threshold Indexing Requirements 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

New Bonding Opportunities posted for MembersOpen in a New Window


New bonding opportunities enacted in the state legislature that may be of interest to SFAA members has been posted. The report is divided by line of business: contract surety, commercial surety, and fidelity bonds. For your reference, we have included the date of enactment for each bill. SFAA updates this list periodically as new bonding opportunities are enacted. 
Access the New Bonding Opportunities now

 

SFAA Address Bond Threshold City Ordinance in ArizonaOpen in a New Window

SFAA Address Bond Threshold City Ordinance in Arizona 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Wisconsin Budget Bill Includes Provisions to End Bond Threshold IndexingOpen in a New Window

Wisconsin Budget Bill Includes Provisions to End Bond Threshold Indexing 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

2017 State Public-Private Partnership LegislationOpen in a New Window


2017 State Public-Private Partnership Legislation 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

State Laws of Public-Private Partnerships and Bonding Requirements updatedOpen in a New Window


State Laws of Public-Private Partnerships and Bonding Requirements updated for Members and Subscribers.

More P3 information is available for Members and Subscribers at P3s / Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) - Members.


 

 

Arkansas Proposes New Rules to Implement P3 Law with Bonding ProvisionsOpen in a New Window

Arkansas Proposes New Rules to Implement P3 Law with Bonding Provisions 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Florida Agency Revises Drinking Water Project Loan Program to Require BondingOpen in a New Window

  Florida Agency Revises Drinking Water Project Loan Program to Require Bonding 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Oregon Port Authority Tollway Bill Enacted with Bonding Provisions SFAA, AIA, & Local Partners ...Open in a New Window

  Oregon Port Authority Tollway Bill Enacted with Bonding Provisions SFAA, AIA, and Local Partners Obtained 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

Federal/State Regulatory Reports for August 2017 posted for MembersOpen in a New Window

 

Regulatory reports for August 2017 have been posted on rules affecting Commercial Surety and Contract Surety that were recently proposed or adopted.

 For Members only (or from the menu, select "Government Relations" / "Federal/State Regulations")


 

Government Relations - General Info (Public)

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
US Dept. of Labor accepts SFAA proposed ERISA form PDF (198.39 KB)  more ] Administration 3/3/2017
SFAA and AIA Working with Indiana Attorney General PDF (81.72 KB)  more ] Administration 2/23/2016
Bond Waiver Bill Resurfaces in Cuyahoga County, OH PDF (156.11 KB) Administration 2/9/2016
Wisconsin - New Draft of Surety Indexing Bill ... PDF (142.4 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Proposed Bonding Amendments for Federal Water ... PDF (142.93 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Oklahoma - Transportation & Public Facility P3... PDF (156.37 KB)  more ] Administration 1/27/2016
Congress and States Start to Convene 2016 Sessions PDF (166.5 KB)  more ] Administration 1/7/2016
President Signs Two Surety Provisions into Law PDF (149.47 KB)  more ] Administration 11/30/2015
Final Congressional Conference Report on NDAA ... PDF (149.44 KB)  more ] Administration 9/30/2015
President Signs 3-Month Extension to Highway Act PDF (149.84 KB) Administration 8/3/2015
US House Makes First Move on Extending Highway ... PDF (163.37 KB)  more ] Administration 7/15/2015
Congress Gives VA Construction Short Term Patch PDF (38.06 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
IL Bond Form for Commercial Drivers License Test.. PDF (95.59 KB)  more ] Administration 6/12/2015
Federal Construction Coalition Procurement ... PDF (108.85 KB)  more ] Administration 6/9/2015
Nevada Adjourns - Update on Key Surety Legislation PDF (108.66 KB) Administration 6/9/2015
New York $500,000 Bond Threshold Bill to be Heard PDF (108.55 KB) Administration 6/8/2015
Construction Coalition Bill Introduced in Senate PDF (109.15 KB) Administration 6/5/2015
Congress Extends Funding for VA Hospital Project.. PDF (108.96 KB)  more ] Administration 5/26/2015
Congress Heads to Recess without a Solution to ... PDF (121.69 KB)  more ] Administration 5/21/2015
Short Term Extension Likely for Highway Trust Fund PDF (110.28 KB) Administration 5/21/2015
Connecticut Nullum Tempus Bill Passes Legislature PDF (109.32 KB) Administration 5/20/2015
SFAA Comments on Commerce Dept. Bond Waivers ... PDF (95.65 KB)  more ] Administration 5/19/2015
Bills to Transfer Control of VA Construction ... PDF (94.18 KB)  more ] Administration 4/30/2015
Connecticut Nullum Tempus Bill Amended Favorably PDF (96.38 KB) Administration 4/7/2015
New Commercial Surety Bond Opportunity Passes ... PDF (95.5 KB)  more ] Administration 3/31/2015
Sureties in Iowa Fight Bond Waiver PDF (95.62 KB) Administration 3/18/2015
CT Nullum Tempus Bill to be Heard in Committee PDF (109.05 KB) Administration 3/4/2015
SFAA Participates in Joint Trade Comments on ... PDF (62.65 KB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
US House Small Business Subcommittee Hearing... PDF (1.17 MB)  more ] Administration 2/12/2015
Congress Enacts New Bond Requirement for ... PDF (50.72 KB)  more ] Administration 1/5/2015
Infrastructure Bills Are Moving in New Jersey PDF (65.83 KB) Administration 12/19/2014
Threshold for Payment Security under Miller Act PDF (64.75 KB)  more ] Administration 12/12/2014
Surety Issues in Congress Wait Until Next Year PDF (54.55 KB) Administration 12/11/2014
Summary of Mid-Term Election Results PDF (50.47 KB) Administration 11/5/2014
Treasury Dept. Issues Final Rules on Sureties ... PDF (65.06 KB)  more ] Administration 10/22/2014
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