[§431:30-103]  Establishment of the commission and venue.  (a)  The compacting states hereby create and establish a joint public entity known as the interstate insurance product regulation commission.  Pursuant to section 431:30-112, the commission may develop uniform standards for product lines, receive and provide prompt review of products filed therewith, and give approval to those product filings satisfying applicable uniform standards; provided it is not intended that the commission be the exclusive entity for receipt and review of insurance product filings.  Nothing herein shall prohibit any insurer from filing its product in any state wherein the insurer is licensed to conduct the business of insurance, and any such filing shall be subject to the laws of the state where filed.

     (b)  The commission is a body corporate and politic and an instrumentality of the compacting states.

     (c)  The commission is solely responsible for its liabilities except as otherwise specifically provided in this compact.

     (d)  Venue is proper and judicial proceedings by or against the commission shall be brought solely and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction where the principal office of the commission is located. [L 2004, c 104, pt of §2]