H.R. 776: Security in Bonding Act of 2013

Feb 15, 2013
Referred to Committee
12% chance of being enacted
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Richard Hanna
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
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H.R. 3534 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: May 15, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2013
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86% chance of getting past committee.
12% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend title 31, United States Code, to revise requirements related to assets pledged by a surety, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)

House Small Business

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Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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Security in Bonding Act of 2013 - Revises requirements related to assets pledged by a surety.
Declares that if another applicable law or regulation permits the acceptance of a bond from a surety that is not subject to specified federal law, and is based on a pledge of assets by the surety, the assets pledged by such surety shall:
(1) consist of eligible obligations given as security instead of surety bonds; and
(2) be submitted to the government official required to approve or accept the bond, who shall deposit the assets with a depository (the Secretary of the Treasury, a federal reserve bank, or a depository designated by the Secretary).
Amends the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 with respect to any Small Business Administration (SBA) guarantee or agreement to indemnify a surety under the Small Business Investment Program against loss from a breach of the terms of a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or ancillary bonds, by a principal on any total work order or contract amount at the time of bond execution that does not exceed $ 6.5 million, as adjusted for inflation.
Increases from 70% to 90% of the loss incurred and paid by a surety authorized to issue bonds subject to SBA guarantee the SBA's maximum obligation to pay the surety under the guarantee or agreement to indemnify.

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