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Advocacy
Monday, May 23, 2016
Congress and the Administration Moving Toward Revised Deal for Puerto Rico Debt Crisis »
  Members  should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members)   for more inf...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Multiple Legislative Items Posted »
  Missouri Bill for Design-Build and Construction Managers sent to Governor with Bonding Clarificatio...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
SFAA and AIA Obtain Bonding Amendments to Illinois Design-Build and Construction Manager Bill »
  Members  should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members)   for more in...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
SFAA and AIA Seeking Bonding Requirements in Newly Released Senate Water Resources Development Bill »
  Members  should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members)   for more in...
Friday, April 22, 2016
SFAA Achieves Key Changes in U.S. SBA's Adopted Revisions to Bond Guarantee Program »
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has adopted revisions for the Surety Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) regulations...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
California Bill Seeks to Reactivate Bond Guarantee Program »
California AB 2270, as introduced this year, would have created a statewide contractor bonding and technical assistance p...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
New York Budget Bill Enacted without Expansion of OCIPs »
The New York budget bill, (SB 6406/SB 6409/AB 9008), as amended, is on its way to enactment. These bills passed quickly at...
Monday, April 11, 2016
SFAA Addressing Bond Threshold Bill in Cuyahoga County, Ohio »
SFAA is working with its members and partners in Ohio to address a $250,000 bond threshold for construction contracts in i...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Missouri Design-Build Performance Bond Requirements Clarified in Bill »
Missouri HB 2376 would authorize political subdivisions to use design-build contracts and construction managers at risk (...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Minnesota Bill Amended to Remove Potential Payment Issues »
Minnesota HB 2451, as introduced, would have eliminated the ability to determine the payment schedule by contract. SFAA a...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Indiana Governor Signs Public Official Bond Bill »
Indiana HB 1372 revises the bond requirements for public officials by establishing an alternative to furnishing consecutiv...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Key Commercial Surety Bills in the States »
In Arizona , SB 1422 provides that the bond required for home inspectors under existing law in connection with certificat...
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Draft Bill in Congress Seeks to Resolve Puerto Rico Debt Problems »
SFAA is working with its members and the local AGC in Puerto Rico to address the impact of the debt crisis in Puerto Rico...
Friday, April 1, 2016
Recently Introduced Bills Offer Potential New Bonding Opportunities »
Flex loan lenders in Alabama would have to be licensed and post a $25,000 surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit un...
Friday, April 1, 2016
SFAA Addressing Bond Threshold Bill in Cuyahoga County, Ohio »
SFAA is working with its members and partners in Ohio to address a $250,000 bond threshold for construction contracts in i...
Friday, March 25, 2016
SFAA and AIA Seek Surety Exemption from Wrap-up Insurance Programs in New York Budget Bill »
SFAA and AIA are seeking an exemption for surety under any wrap-up insurance program in New York. The budget bill, AB 9008...
Friday, March 25, 2016
SFAA Addressing Payment Issues with Contractors in Minnesota »
In  Minnesota , SFAA is working with AIA and the local surety association on two bills that create payment issues for...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Key Commercial Surety Bills on the Move »
In Colorado , HB 1013 has been enacted. The new law permits a school district to obtain crime insurance in lieu of the su...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Indiana Public Official Bond Bill Sent to Governor »
Indiana HB 1372, the public official bond bill, has been sent to the Governor’s desk following a conference committee to r...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Caps on Appeal Bonds Introduced in New York and New Jersey »
    Legislation has been introduced in New Jersey under SB 1...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Federal Legislative Report posted »
Federal reports are available for Members on the Federal Legislative Reports page....
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Legislative Quarterly Overview Reports posted »
SFAA is replacing the monthly overview reports with the Weekly Legislative Update on Surety & Fidelity legislatio...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Bill to End Indexing of Wisconsin Bond Threshold Introduced »
Wisconsin AB 1003 is a bill that SFAA, AIA and the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance have sought to eliminate the biennial inde...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
State Bond Guarantee Programs Introduced in California & Missouri »
A California bill would create a state contractor bonding program through the Office of Small Business and Disabled Vete...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
New Bonding Opportunities Introduced »
As the state sessions continue, here are the latest potential new bonding opportunities that have been introduced recently...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Key Commercial Surety Bills on the Move »
Legislation in Arizona would require the bond for home inspectors in connection with certification to be retroactive to...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Indiana Public Official Bond Bill Passes Senate »
In Indiana, the public official bond bill that SFAA and AIA have been addressing passed the Senate with a six year statute...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Amendments on Bonding in Illinois Bill that Authorizes Alternative Delivery Methods »
A bill has been introduced in Illinois that would authorize the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Illinois Stat...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
SFAA and Local Partners Educate Stakeholders on Bond Waivers in Cuyahoga County, Ohio »
SFAA is continuing its work with our Ohio members and partners on the Cuyahoga County ordinance that would create a $250,0...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Caps on Appeal Bonds Bills on the Move »
Legislation in Mississippi would cap the appeal bond required in civil litigation cases at not more than $25 million passe...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bond Threshold Bill Introduced in Connecticut »
Legislation has been introduced in Connecticut to increase the bond threshold from $100,000 to $200,000 for state and muni...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bill to Increase Bid Bond Amount on the Move in Alabama »
Legislation in Alabama would increase the maximum amount of the bid bond required for contracts with the Department of Tra...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Ban the Box Legislation under Consideration in Three States »
A “Ban the Box” bill has returned in Connecticut that would prohibit an employer or its agent, representative or designee...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Additional Legislation to Reduce Retainage Introduced in Rhode Island »
A companion bill in Rhode Island has been introduced that would revise the retainage requirements for sewers and water mai...
Monday, February 29, 2016
SFAA Helps Change Onerous 15 Year Warranty Provisions in Virginia School Contract »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

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