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This Act provides that neither the state nor a political subdivision may impose, assess, collect, or attempt to collect a tax on Internet access or the use of Internet access.

The Act prohibits the sale of electronic smoking devices and alternative nicotine products to minors, and requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine containers. The Act also requires that all tobacco products, including electronic smoking devices and alternative nicotine products, are sold with the assistance of a clerk, meaning that these products can no longer be sold in self-service displays.

The Act authorizes open-ended credit plans extended to non-commercial borrowers for personal, family, or household purposes. Such loans may be secured or unsecured by personal property, lacking in fixed maturities or designated length of term, and are subject to prepayment of the outstanding balance at any time without penalty.

The Act authorizes and directs the Governor to execute an interstate compact on participation in live pari-mutuel horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering activities; define terms; establish compact commission and assign powers and duties; establish rule-making procedure; permit compact commission to charge fees; establish rights and responsibilities of member states, restrictions on authority, and construction, saving, and severability; establish effective provision based upon enactment by at least six states.

The Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA) enables an owner to pass real property to a beneficiary at the owner’s death simply, directly, and without probate by executing and recording a TOD deed. Just as importantly, URPTODA permits the owner to retain all ownership rights in the property while living, including the right to sell the property, revoke the deed, or name a different beneficiary.

The Act provides students enrolled in the state’s public colleges and universities the right to be represented at their expense by an attorney or advocate in non-academic suspension and expulsion hearings. It also requires a uniform policy for disciplinary proceedings across all North Dakota University System campuses. The Act also allows suspended or expelled students to appeal the university’s decision, and to be reimbursed for tuition and fees paid during the period of suspension or expulsion if the appeal is successful

A child who holds a written certification for the medical use of marijuana may not be denied eligibility to attend school solely because the child requires medical marijuana in a nonsmokeable form as a reasonable accommodation necessary for the child to attend school. The Act also allows primary caregivers to possess and administer marijuana in a nonsmokeable form in a school bus and on the grounds of a school in which a minor qualifying patient is enrolled.

The Act governs how online service providers can collect, access, and use student data and prohibits online service providers from using student data for commercial or secondary purposes, while still allowing for personalized learning and service innovation and improvement. This law will allow educators to use online services while still safeguarding student privacy.

The Act amends the Government Code to codify the structure and duties of the currently existing Texas border prosecution unit and update policies and procedures relating to the unit. The Act requires the governor to establish the border prosecution unit within the criminal justice division of the governor's office to provide the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and members of the legislature with information regarding border crime.

This Act requires health benefit plans delivered, issued for delivery, continued or renewed on or after January 1, 2017, in accordance with current law requirements for coverage of mental health disorders, to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. The Act further requires that the provided coverage include a broad array of specialist services as proscribed as necessary by the patient's treatment team. Coverage under this Act is limited to medically necessary treatment and the treatment plan must include all elements necessary for a health benefit plan to pay claims. Under the Act medical necessity determinations and care management for the treatment of eating disorders shall consider the overall medical and mental health needs of the individual with the eating disorder and shall not be based solely on weight. Coverage may be subject to other general exclusions and limitations of the contract or benefit plan not in conflict with the Act.

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