IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 18, 2018
Mr. Warner (for himself, Mr. Kaine, Ms. Collins, Ms. Hirono, and Mr. Van Hollen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To enhance the ability of Federal agencies to deliver relocation management services to the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Relocation Expense Parity Act.
Reimbursement of Federal employees for Federal, State and local income taxes incurred during travel, transportation, and relocation
Section 5724b of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
in the section heading by striking
of employees transferred;
in subsection (a)—
in the first sentence, by striking
employee, or by an employee and such employee's spouse (if filing jointly), for any moving or storage and inserting
individual, or by an individual and such individual’s spouse (if filing jointly), for any travel, transportation, or relocation; and
in the second sentence, by striking
employee and inserting
individual, or the individual; and
by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
For purposes of this section, the term travel, transportation, or relocation expenses means all travel, transportation, or relocation expenses reimbursed or furnished in kind pursuant to subchapter II of this chapter or chapter 41.
Technical and conforming amendment
The table of sections for chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 5724b and inserting the following:
5724b. Taxes on reimbursements for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses.
Retroactive effective date
The amendments made by this section shall take effect as though enacted on January 1, 2018.