2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Policy on Mileage Allowance (language only)

Item 4-5.06 #3h

Item 4-5.06 #3h

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 596, strike lines 12 through 21, and insert:
"2. The first 15,000 miles of use during each fiscal year of personal automobiles in the discharge of official duties within the continental limits of the United States shall be reimbursed at the rate of 32.5 cents per mile, or in the instance of a state employee, at the lesser of (a) 32.5 cents per mile or (b) the lowest rate charged by the Department of General Services, Office of Fleet Management Services, for the use of state-owned automobiles. If the head of the state agency concerned certifies that a state-owned vehicle was not available, or if, according to regulations issued by the State Comptroller, the use of a personal automobile in lieu of a state-owned automobile is considered to be an advantage to the state, the reimbursement shall be at the rate of 32.5 cents per mile. For such use in excess of 15,000 miles in each fiscal year, the reimbursement shall be at a rate of 13.0 cents per mile, unless a state-owned vehicle is not available; then the rate shall be 32.5 cents per mile;"

(This amendment restates the current policy of the state regarding the mileage reimbursement rate for state employees that must use personal vehicles in the discharge of their official duties when a state car in unavailable. The introduced budget had proposed lowering the reimbursement rate from 32.5 cents per mile to 19 cents per mile, with the Secretary of Administration authorized to allow the higher rate on a case-by-case basis. No savings were assumed from the action in the introduced budget, so there is no fiscal impact of restating the current policy and removing the additional duty for the Secretary of Administration.)