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18.117 Private use prohibited---rate for state business.

A state officer or employee shall not use a state-owned motor vehicle for personal private use, nor shall the officer or employee be compensated for driving a privately owned motor vehicle unless it is done on state business with the approval of the state vehicle dispatcher, and in that case the officer or employee shall receive an amount to be determined by the state which may be the maximum allowable under the federal internal revenue service rules per mile, notwithstanding established mileage requirements or depreciation allowances. However, the director may authorize per mile reimbursement rates in excess of the rate allowed under the federal internal revenue service rules for state business use of substantially modified or specially equipped privately owned vehicles required by persons with disabilities. A statutory provision stipulating necessary mileage, travel, or actual expenses reimbursement to a state officer falls under the mileage reimbursement limitation provided in this section unless specifically provided otherwise. Any peace officer employed by the state as defined in section 801.4 who is required to use a private vehicle in the performance of official duties shall receive reimbursement for mileage expense at the rate specified in this section. However, the state vehicle dispatcher may delegate authority to officials of the state, and department heads, for the use of private vehicles on state business up to a yearly mileage figure established by the director of general services. If a state motor vehicle has been assigned to a state officer or employee, the officer or employee shall not collect mileage for the use of a privately owned vehicle unless the state vehicle assigned is not usable.

This section does not apply to officials and employees of the state whose mileage is paid by other than state agencies and this section does not apply to elected officers of the state, judicial officers, or court employees.

Section History: Early form

[C39, § 308.5; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 21.4; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 18.117; 81 Acts, ch 9, § 22]

Section History: Recent form

83 Acts, ch 186, § 10010, 10201; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1977; 86 Acts, ch 1246, § 772; 91 Acts, ch 267, § 602; 94 Acts, ch 1188, §35

Internal References

Referred to in § 2.10, 13B.5, 18.3, 307.12


See also § 70A.9, 602.1509

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