The Louisiana House of Representatives’ Bill 259, effective July 1, 2015 as Act 386, repeals the authority of the state’s insurance commissioner to enter the Non-Admitted Insurance Multi-State Agreement (“NIMA”) or other cooperative compacts or agreements with other states for the purpose of allocating surplus lines premium on multi-state policies and tax revenues. Act 386 provides that the entire surplus lines premium of a surplus lines policy of which Louisiana is the home state of the policyholder would be subject to the surplus lines tax, which the Act sets at 4.85%.

H.B. 259, 2015 Reg. Sess. (La. 2015).