Louisiana and North Dakota amended their surplus lines statutes in line with the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act of 2010 (the “NRRA”), which was included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“DFA”), signed into law in July 2010. Under the North Dakota amendment (HB 1146), definitions of “reciprocal state” were removed from the statute, and portions of the statute applying to taxes on out-of-state surplus lines insurance were removed. Under the Louisiana amendment (HB 259), portions of its statute were removed that dealt with collecting premiums based on risks located in Louisiana but insured by out of state surplus lines insurers.  The Louisiana bill repeals the authority for the Louisiana Insurance Commissioner to enter into NIMA, the Nonadmitted Insurance Multi-state Agreement compact, as to which we have posted, reducing the efficacy of the compact in achieving the premium tax provisions of the DFA.