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S. 841 (116th): Relocation Expense Parity Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2019 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

S. 841


March 14, 2019

(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.


Short title

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


In general

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 this subchapter 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.