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B. TEXT OF PUBLIC Law 92, 81st CONGRESS

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AN ACT June 9, 19:49

E. R. 2000) To regulate subsistence expenses and mileage allowances of civilian officers and (Publlo Law 07]

employees of the Government. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Pomel Ezpons Act United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be

cited as the “Travel Expense Act of 1949”.

Sec. 2. When used in this Act, "Departmenata mod cotabllohmota."

(1) The term "departments and establishments” means (A) any executive department, independent commission, board, bureau, office, agency,

or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government, including wholly owned Government corporations and the municipal government of the District of Columbia, and (B) any office, agency, or other establishment in the legislative branch of the Government (except Members of Congress and offices and committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives), and (C) any office, agency, or other establishment in the judicial branch of the

Government. "gabalotina. (2) The term “subsistence" means lodging, meals, and other

necessary expenses incidental to the personal sustenance or comfort ofthe traveler.

(8). The term “per diem allowance” moans a daily flat rate of pay.

ment in lieu of actual expenses. "Mombers of Oom (4) The term "Members of Congress" means Senators, Representa

tives, Delegates, and Resident Commissioners.

Sec. 3. Civilian officers and employees of the departments and estab

lishments (except justices and judges covered by section 456 of title * U. 8. O., Bapp.

28 of the United States Code), while traveling on official business and n, i

away from their designated posts of duty, shall be allowed, in lieu of their actual expenses for subsistence and all fees or tips to porters and stewards, a per diem allowance to be prescribed by the department 'or establishment concerned, not to exceed the rate of $9 within the limits of the continental United States and in case of travel beyond the limits of the continental United States not to exceed rates established by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget for the locality in

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SEO. 4. Civilian Officers or employees of departments and establishments or others rendering service to the Government shall, under regulations prescribed by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget

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and whenever such mode of transportation is authorized or approved as more advantageous to the Government (except that no determination of advantage is required where payment on a mileage basis is limited to the cost of travel by common carrier, including per diem), be paid in lieu of actual expenses of transportation not to exceed 4 cents per mile for the use of privately owned motorcycles, or 7 cents per mile for the use of privately owned automobiles or airplanes, when engaged on official business within or outside their designated posts of duty or places of service. In addition to the mileage allowances provided for in this section, there may be allowed reimbursement for the actual cost of ferry fares, and bridge, road, and tunnel tolls.

Seo. 6. The departments and establishments may advance, through the proper disbursing officers, to any person entitled to per diem or mileago, allowances under this Act, such sums as may be deemed advisable considering the character and probable duration of the travel to be performed. Any sums so advanced and not used for allowable travel expense shall be recoverable by set-off of salary due, retirement credit, or otherwise, from the person to whom advanced, or his estato,

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be necessary. Sec. 6. Except as otherwise permitted by this Act or by the laws Bapanen allomablo. relating to military personnel, only actual and necepsary traveling upannås shall be allowod to any porson holding employment or ap. pointment under the United States.

Seo. 7. The fixing and payment under this Act of travel allowances and of advances and recovery thereof, and reimbursement of travel expenses under this Act, shall be in accordance with regulations which shall be promulgated by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget. Seo. 8. This Act shall not be construed to modify or repeal any Act

bers of Congreso providing for the traveling expenses of the President of the United States or any Act providing for mileage allowances for the President of the Senato or Members of Congress. Sec. 4. (a) The Subsistence Expense Act of 1926 and the Auto

Repeala. Mileage Act of February 14, 1931, are repealed. All Acts (other than appropriation items for examination of estimates in the field), 10.s. O. , applicable to civilian officers or employees of the departments and establishments, providing for reimbursement of actual travel or transportation expense, and all other Acts, general or special, which are inconsistent with or in conflict with the provisions of this Act (except such Acts or parts of Acts as fix or permit rates higher than the maximum rates established under this Act) are hereby modified, but only to the extent of inconsistency or conflict with the provisions of this Act: Provided, however, That Acts making appropriations for the fiscal

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payment al apecon years 1949 and 1950 (whether approved before or after the approval: of this Act) which authorize or permit, in either general or specific terms, the payment of travel or transportation expenses without regard to the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, as amended, or the JU.8.0.1 Standardized Government Travel Regulations, shall be construed to authorize payment of such expenses from the appropriation concerned without regard to this Act.

(b) Wherever provision is made in any law for the payment of per diem allowances to officers and employees in any branch or establishment of the Government not covered by this Act, in accordance with: the rates provided in the Subsistence Expense Act of 1926, such law is hereby amended to provide for payment at the rates prescribed in or under this Act. Szo. 10. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 1949,

Ebootivo data Approved June 9, 1949.

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B. To Amend Section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949

(64 Stat. 89) This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 5951, 81st Congress. It was approved on April 26, 1950, as Public Law 482, 81st Congress. The text of Public Law 482, 81st Congress, appears in volume 64, Statutes at Large, page 89. Its provisions are codified as 5 U.S.C. 836.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC LAW 482, 81st CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 95, Congressional Record) H.R. 5951: To amend section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949. Mr. Dawson; Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 11235. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 1332), 12294. Amended and passed House, 13670. Referred to Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, 13762.

(Page citations are to vol. 96, Congressional Record) Reported back (S. Rept. 1364), 3755. Passed Senate, 5351. Examined and signed, 5414, 5498. Presented to the President, 5557. Approved (Public Law 482), 5898.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 482, 81ST CONGRESS

House Report 1332, 81st Congress, 11301.
Senate Report 1364, 81st Congress, 11367.

3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 482, 818T

CONGRESS

(None found.)

B. Text OF PUBLIC Law 482, 81st CONGRESS

April 28, 1960

(H. R. 6061) (Publlo Law 482)

Travel Expense Act of 1949, amendment.

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AN ACT To amend section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949 (63 Stat. 166) is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following proviso: "Provided, That such civilian officers and employees who become incapacitated due to illness or injury, not due to their own misconduct, while traveling on official business and away from their designated posts of duty, shall be allowed such per diem allowances, and transportation expenses to their designated posts of duty, in accordance with regulations promulgated and approved under this Act”.

Approved April 26, 1950.

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C. To Amend Section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as

Amended, To Provide an Increased Maximum Per Diem Allowance for Subsistence and Travel Expenses, and for Other Purposes

(69 Stat. 393)

This act was the result of the enactment of H.R. 6295, 84th Con

It was approved on July 28, 1955, as Public Law 189, 84th Congress. The text of the act appears in volume 69, Statutes at Large, pages 393-394. It amends 5 U.S.C. 836.

A. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUBLIC Law 189, 84TH CONGRESS

1. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD REFERENCES TO DEBATES, ETC.

(Page citations are to vol. 101, Congressional Record) H.R. 6295: To amend section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as amended, to provide an increased maximum per diem allowance for subsistence and travel expenses, and for other purposes. Mr. Fascell; Committee on Government Operations, 6519. Reported with amendment (H. Rept. 604), 6692. Rules suspended; amended and passed House, 8752. Amended and passed Senate, 8921. Senate insists on its amendments and asks for a conference, 8928. Conferees appointed, 8928. House disagrees to Senate amendments and agrees to a conference, 9281. Conferees appointed, 9281. Conference report (H. Rept. 1088) submitted in House and agreed to, 10300. Conference report submitted in Senate and agreed to, 10387. Examined and signed, 11022, 11098. Presented to the President, 11099. Approved (Public Law 189), 12724.

S. 1795: To amend section 3 of the Travel Expense Act of 1949, as amended, to provide an increased maximum per diem allowance for subsistence and travel expenses, and for other purposes. Mr. Jackson; Committee on Government Operations, 4952. Reported with amendments (S. Rept. 353), 6390. Indefinitely postponed, 6641.

2. SERIAL NUMBERS TO BOUND VOLUMES OF CONGRESSIONAL REPORTS

RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 189, 84TH CONGRESS

Senate Report 353, 84th Congress, 11815.
House Report 604, 84th Congress, 11823.
House Report 1088 (conference), 84th Congress, 11823.

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3. CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS RELATING TO PUBLIC LAW 189, 84TH CONGRESS

House Committee on Government Operations, 84th Congress: Subsistence expense and mileage allowances of civilian officers and employees of the Federal Government, April 26, 1955, on H.R. 6295.

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