House File 2133 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2133 BY WILLS A BILL FOR An Act concerning executive branch employee travel claims. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 5175YH (2) 86 ec/nh
H.F. 2133 Section 1. Section 8A.512A, Code 2016, is amended by 1 striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the 2 following: 3 8A.512A Executive branch employee travel. 4 1. A claim for reimbursement for any out-of-state travel, 5 conference, or related expenditures of an executive branch 6 employee associated with the employee’s official duties shall 7 be allowed upon the approval of the claim by the head of the 8 employee’s department. Each department with authority to 9 approve a claim under this section shall establish a process 10 for a detailed review of claims selected by the department to 11 determine the appropriateness of the claim for reimbursement. 12 2. a. For purposes of this section, “executive branch 13 employee” means an employee of the executive branch as defined 14 in section 7E.2, other than a member or employee of the state 15 board of regents and institutions under the control of the 16 state board of regents. 17 b. For purposes of this section, “out-of-state travel” does 18 not include out-of-state travel incidental to travel between a 19 travel departure point in this state and a travel destination 20 point in the city of Carter Lake. 21 EXPLANATION 22 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 23 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 24 This bill concerns claims for reimbursement of out-of-state 25 travel by executive branch employees. Current law requires the 26 department of administrative services to develop and implement 27 an electronic travel authorization form which shall be used 28 by an executive branch employee when requesting reimbursement 29 for out-of-state travel. The bill strikes the requirement for 30 development and use of the electronic travel form and instead 31 provides that a claim for reimbursement shall be allowed 32 upon the approval of the claim by the head of the employee’s 33 department. The bill requires each department with authority 34 to approve claims to establish a process for a detailed review 35 -1- LSB 5175YH (2) 86 ec/nh 1/ 2
H.F. 2133 of selected claims. 1 -2- LSB 5175YH (2) 86 ec/nh 2/ 2