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  • Summary date: Apr 29 2024 - View Summary

    Effective upon the convening of the 2025 General Assembly and applicable to travel occurring on or after that date, amends GS 120-3.1(a) (pertaining to travel and other expenses for members of the General Assembly) as follows. Increases the business standard mileage rate set forth in the weekly travel allowance while in session as well as for occasions when a member travels as a member of the General Assembly or any of its committees or commissions, with the approval of the Legislative Services Commission, so that it is 65.5 cents per mile (currently, the rate is 29 cents per mile as set forth in IRS publication Rev. Proc. 93-57, published on December 27, 1993), in line with IR 2022-234 published on December 29, 2022. Requires members' subsistence allowance for meals and lodging to be at a daily rate equal to the maximum per diem rate for federal employees traveling to Raleigh as set out at 88 Federal Register 56629 (August 18, 2023) (currently, 58 Federal Register 67959, December 22, 1993). Makes conforming changes.