Presenter: Emily Armitano
Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Commission Policy Resolution
I. Discussion: This item revises the “Travel of Commission Members” Commission Policy, CP-005. Individual Commission members travel to Department meetings statewide and are entitled to reimbursement for expenses they incur. Revision of this policy will eliminate the need for an individual Commission member to receive prior approval for travel to Department meetings.
II. Recommendation: Staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:
“The Parks and Wildlife Commission adopts by resolution (Exhibit A) the revised “Travel of Commission Members” Commission Policy, CP-005 (Exhibit B).”
Attachments – 2
1. Exhibit A – Resolution (to be signed by Commissioners)
2. Exhibit B – Revised Policy (SEE BELOW)
Agenda Item No. 3
Travel of Commission Members
Members of the commission are entitled to reimbursement for their actual expenses incurred in attending meetings and to the per diem as provided in the general appropriations act - §11.016, Parks and Wildlife Code.
Travel to Regular and Special Commission Meetings
Commission members are entitled to receive reimbursement for their actual expenses, not to exceed $110.00 per day for meals and lodging, plus transportation costs:
- Personally owned automobile - $0.345 per mile
or owned aircraft –
- Single-engine: $0.40 per highway mile
- Twin-engine: $0.55 per highway mile
- Turbine-powered: $1.00 per highway mile
- Commercial Airline –
Actual cost with contracted airline, except the air transportation shall not exceed the next available airline fare below first class unless such is not available.
- Rent Automobile –
Actual cost with contracted company, except personal accident insurance or safe trip insurance and personal effects insurance.
In addition, Commission members are entitled to receive compensatory per diem in the amount of $30.00 in accordance with § 11.016, Parks and Wildlife Code, and the appropriations bill.
Travel to Committee Meetings
Each Commission member shall be entitled to attend authorized committee meetings dealing with programs of the Department and receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred. No compensatory per diem is allowed.
Additional Travel Any additional travel at
State expense by individual
Commission members pertaining
to Department programs shall
require prior formal approval
by the Commission.