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H.R. 5625 (114th): Modernizing Government Travel Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 26, 2016 (Referred to Senate Committee).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5625

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 26, 2016

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

AN ACT

To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Modernizing Government Travel Act.

2.

Federal employee reimbursement for use of modern travel services

(a)

In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of General Services shall prescribe regulations under section 5707 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for the reimbursement for the use of a transportation network company or innovative mobility technology company by any Federal employee traveling on official business under subchapter I of chapter 57 of such title, except that the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall prescribe such regulations with respect to employees of the judicial branch of the Government.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

Innovative mobility technology company

The term innovative mobility technology company means an organization, including a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, sole proprietorship, or any other entity, that applies technology to expand and enhance available transportation choices, better manage demand for transportation services, and provide alternatives to driving alone.

(2)

Transportation network company

The term transportation network company means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other entity, that uses a digital network to connect riders to drivers affiliated with the entity in order for a driver to provide transportation services to a rider.

3.

Report on transportation costs

Section 5707(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(c)
(1)

Not later than November 31 of each year, the head of each agency shall submit to the Administrator of the General Services, in a format prescribed by the Administrator and approved by the Director the Office of Management and Budget—

(A)

data on total agency payments for such items as travel and transportation of people, average costs and durations of trips, and purposes of official travel;

(B)

data on estimated total agency payments for employee relocation; and

(C)

an analysis of the total costs of transportation service by type, and the total number of trips utilizing each transportation type for purposes of official travel.

(2)

The Administrator of the General Services shall make the data submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) publically available upon receipt.

(3)

Not later than January 31 of each year, the Administrator of the General Services shall submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs of the Senate—

(A)

an analysis of the data submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) for the agencies listed in section 901(b) of title 31 and a survey of such data for each other agency; and

(B)

a description of any new regulations promulgated or changes to existing regulations authorized under this section.

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Passed the House of Representatives September 22, 2016.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk