Approved by Governor Jerry Brown on July 13, 2011, California Assembly Bill 315 significantly changes provisions of the California Insurance Code governing surplus lines coverage to make them consistent with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Certain of the Bill’s provisions became operative on July 21, 2011. The Bill sets forth detailed legislation altering the manner in which surplus lines brokers and non-admitted insurers are governed. Among other provisions, the Bill creates rules regulating the advertising, marketing, and sales of surplus lines coverage, capital requirements for non-admitted insurers, and the taxation of surplus line insurance. The Bill also gives the Commissioner of Insurance the authority to create an advisory organization to monitor surplus lines activity. Assembly Bill No. 315, Ch. 83 (Cal. 2011).