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SFAA Persuades Pennsylvania Agency to Delete Confess Judgment Provision from Real Estate ...Open in a New Window

SFAA Persuades Pennsylvania Agency to Delete Confess Judgment Provision from Real Estate Appraisal Management Company Bond 
Members should visit Government Relations / General Info (Members) for more information.

 

SFAA Addresses Concerns in Proposed Federal Hard Rock Mining RulesOpen in a New Window

SFAA Addresses Concerns in Proposed Federal Hard Rock Mining Rules 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn the rules that it had proposed to establish financial responsibility requirements for hard rock mining operations for metals and non-metallic fuel minerals to implement §108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Surety bonds would have been accepted to meet the requirement. The financial responsibility would have had to cover response costs, health assessment costs, and natural resource damages. The proposed rules set forth a formula for determining the amount of financial responsibility required.

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 report has been added for Wisconsin for Members only.

Previous reports posted for 2017:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, 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

 

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.


 

Michigan P3 Bill Moving in the HouseOpen in a New Window

Michigan P3 Bill Moving in the House 

SFAA and AIA continue to seek bonding amendments for Michigan SB 97, which would authorize the State and local units of government to enter into public-private partnerships (P3s) for transportation projects and health care facilities or laboratory facilities. The bill provides that the P3 agreement may contain provisions to require the private partner or one of its contractors to provide proposal, performance, or payment security. The bill provides that the security, if required, would have to be in the amount that the public authority determines, and can be in the form of bonds, guarantees, letters of credit, committed equity, or any other type of financial instrument, or any combination of these to meet security requirement. The bill recently passed out of committee in the House and sits in third reading on the House floor.

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

 

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

 

Regulatory reports for October 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")


 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.


 

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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