AB 229, as amended, Chang. State employees: travel reimbursement.
Under existing law and bargaining agreements, the state reimburses employees for all necessary and actual expenses they incur when they travel on official state business.
This bill would prohibit a state agency from prohibiting
begin delete the use of, or denying reimbursement for, necessary and actual expenses ofend delete state employees traveling on official state business begin delete forend delete transportation provided by a transportation network company or lodging in a short-term rental, as defined. The bill would request and encourage the University of California to adopt travel reimbursement policies consistent with that prohibition. The bill would define terms for those purposes.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 19822.4 is added to the Government
2Code, to read:
(a) As used in this section:
4(1) “Short-term rental” means a residential property that is rented
5to a visitor for fewer than 30 days through a centralized online
6platform whereby the rental is advertised and payments for the
7rental are securely processed. For purposes of travel
8reimbursement, a short-term rental shall be considered a
9commercial lodging establishment.
10(2) “Transportation network company” has the same meaning
11as defined in Section 5431 of the Public Utilities Code.
12(b) A state agency shall not prohibit
begin delete the use of, or deny state
13reimbursement for, necessary and actual expenses ofend delete
14employees traveling on official state business
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15 transportation provided by a transportation network company or
16lodging in a short-term rental.
20(c) The Legislature requests and encourages the University of
21California to adopt travel reimbursement policies consistent with