Statewide Travel Management System (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

Statewide Travel Management System (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

HB 5203 (House Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee) conforms to the proposed FY 2018-2019 House General Appropriations Act, which includes funding for operations and maintenance of the Statewide Travel Management System. The bill requires that each “reporting entity” report monthly any information relating to all travel resulting in an overnight stay by a public officer or employee, including: name and position title; purpose of travel; dates and location of travel; mode of travel; and, total travel cost. The term “reporting entity” is defined to include any municipality, county, local constitutional officer, county school district, state college, state university, and water management district. CS/HB 11 (Metz) and CS/SB 354 (Stargel) include similar language requiring the reporting of travel expenses. (Hughes)