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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.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
SFAA Seeks Amendments on Bonding in Illinois Bill that Authorizes Alternative Delivery Methods »
    Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
SFAA and AIA Working with Indiana Attorney General on Public Official Bonds »
SFAA and AIA and the Indiana Insurance Institute have been working to address the stacking liability issues for Indiana pu...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Multiple Legislative Items Posted »
  Proposed Increase to Iowa Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Reduced...
Monday, February 22, 2016
Maryland Bill Would Eliminate Private Surety Bail Bonds »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, February 19, 2016
SFAA and AIA Successfully Amend Washington Bond Waiver Bill »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Friday, February 19, 2016
SFAA Addressing 10% Bail Bill in Connecticut »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Multiple Legislative Items Posted »
Motor Vehicle Dealer Legislation in Iowa Provides for Large Bond Amount M...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
WRDA Reauthorization Bill Presents Opportunity to Seek Bonding for Water Projects »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Bond Waiver Bill Resurfaces in Cuyahoga County, Ohio »
SFAA has learned from its local partners in Ohio that an ordinance providing for a waiver of performance and payment bonds...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Virginia Bill for Waiver of Pre-Qualification Requirements for Localities Will Not be Considered »
Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Surety & Fidelity Excluded from Ohio College Self-Insurance Pools Bill »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
U.S. Small Business Administration Adjusts Size Standards for Inflation »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Legislation Introduced in Oklahoma for Transportation and Public Facility P3 Projects »
Oklahoma HB 3123/SB 1316 would authorize governmental entities in Oklahoma to enter into public-private partnerships (P3s)...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wisconsin—New Draft of Surety Indexing Bill—Action Requested »
SFAA and AIA continue our work on eliminating the required indexing of the Wisconsin bond threshold. There is support in t...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Proposed Bonding Amendments for the Federal Water Act Reauthorization »
One of SFAA’s priorities in Congress is to look for opportunities to require bonding in federal laws and programs that fun...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Bill to Create Guaranty Fund for Sureties Heard in Committee in Massachusetts »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Congress and the States Start to Convene their 2016 Sessions »
The U.S. House convened this week and the Senate comes back to town on January 11.  Forty-seven states and the Distri...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Pre-filed Legislation Presents New Challenges for Surety Industry in 2016 »
  Members should visit  Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

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