MATCH STATE EMP. PER DIEM TO FED. RATES.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 1110 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 10, 2016
AN ACT TO MATCH STATE OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE PER DIEM AND TRAVEL RATES TO THE RATES SET BY THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.
Intro. by Hager, L. Hall.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House Action) (May 11 2016)

Bill History:

H 1110

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 11 2016 - More information

    Amends GS 138-6, Travel allowances of State officers and employees, effective July 1, 2016, providing that reimbursement for transportation by privately owned automobiles will be the business standard mileage rate noticed by the IRS in IR-2015-137, December 17, 2015, per mile of travel and actual cost of tolls paid (previously, only referred to mileage rate set by the IRS, and that any other law setting a mileage rate by referring to the rate provided herein was instead establishing a 25 cent-per-mile rate). Further amends language concerning reimbursement rates for expenses incurred for subsistence, providing that the allowance for meals and lodging is at a daily rate equal to the maximum per diem rate for federal employees traveling to Raleigh, NC, as set out by the General Services Administration for the Continental United States for the 2015 federal fiscal year and noticed at 80 Federal Register 52753-04 (September 1, 2015) (previously set rate at payment of $81 per day when traveling in state or $93 per day when traveling out of state).

    Amends GS 120-3.1, effective on the convening of the 2017 General Assembly, concerning the subsistence and travel allowances for members of the General Assembly, deleting language that set prior calculation of allowance rates to rates set by the IRS or found in the Federal Register from the early 1990s. New language sets weekly travel allowance for each week or fraction thereof to be calculated using the business standard mileage rate set by the IRS in IR-2015-137, on December 17, 2015. Updates the subsistence allowance for lodging to the rate allowed in 80 Federal Register 52753-04, September 1, 2015. Allows members to elect to receive the amount set for meals and lodging as set out in the General Services Administration for the Continental United States for the 2015 federal fiscal year, noticed at 80 Federal Register 52753-04 (September 1, 2015) (previously allowed $26 a day for reimbursement for meals, plus actual expenses for lodging when evidenced by a satisfactory receipt). Makes conforming changes.


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