SB1918eng 93rd General Assembly


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 1        AN ACT regarding finance.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The State Finance Act is amended by changing
 5    Section 12-2 as follows:

 6        (30 ILCS 105/12-2) (from Ch. 127, par. 148-2)
 7        Sec. 12-2.  (a) The chairmen of the travel control boards
 8    established  by  Section  12-1,  or  their  designees,  shall
 9    together comprise the Travel Regulation Council.  The  Travel
10    Regulation  Council  shall  be  chaired  by  the  Director of
11    Central Management Services, who shall be a nonvoting  member
12    of  the  Council, unless he is otherwise qualified to vote by
13    virtue of being the designee of a voting  member.   No  later
14    than  March  1, 1986, and at least biennially thereafter, the
15    Council   shall   adopt   State   Travel   Regulations    and
16    Reimbursement   Rates   which  shall  be  applicable  to  all
17    personnel subject to the jurisdiction of the  travel  control
18    boards  established by Section 12-1. An affirmative vote of a
19    majority of the members of the Council shall be  required  to
20    adopt  regulations  and  reimbursement rates.  If the Council
21    fails to adopt regulations by March  1  of  any  odd-numbered
22    year, the Director of Central Management Services shall adopt
23    emergency regulations and reimbursement rates pursuant to the
24    Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
25        (b)  Mileage for automobile travel shall be reimbursed at
26    the  allowance  rate  in effect under regulations promulgated
27    pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5707(b)(2). However, in  the  event  the
28    rate  set  under federal regulations increases changes during
29    the course of the State's fiscal year, the effective date  of
30    the  new  rate  shall be the July 1 immediately following the
31    change in the federal rate. In the event the rate  set  under
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 1    federal  regulations  decreases  during  the  course  of  the
 2    State's fiscal year, the effective date of the new rate shall
 3    be the effective date of the change in the federal rate.
 4        (c)  Rates  for  reimbursement  of  expenses  other  than
 5    mileage  shall  not  exceed  the  actual  cost  of  travel as
 6    determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
 7        (d)  Reimbursements to travelers shall be  made  pursuant
 8    to  the  rates  and  regulations applicable to the respective
 9    State agency as of the effective date of this amendatory Act,
10    until the State Travel Regulations  and  Reimbursement  Rates
11    established by this Section are adopted and effective.
12        (e)  Lodging in Cook County, Illinois and the District of
13    Columbia  shall  be reimbursed at the maximum lodging rate in
14    effect under regulations promulgated  pursuant  to  5  U.S.C.
15    5701-5709.  For purposes of this subsection (e), the District
16    of Columbia shall include the cities and counties included in
17    the per diem locality of the District of Columbia, as defined
18    by the regulations in effect promulgated pursuant to 5 U.S.C.
19    5701-5709.   Individual  travel  control  boards  may  set  a
20    lodging reimbursement rate more restrictive than the rate set
21    forth in the federal regulations.
22    (Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 92-315, eff. 8-9-01.)

23        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
24    becoming law.