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AB-229 State employees: travel reimbursement.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 19822.4 is added to the Government Code, to read:

19822.4.
 (a) As used in this section:
(1) “Short-term rental” means a residential property that is rented to a visitor for fewer than 30 days through a centralized online platform whereby the rental is advertised and payments for the rental are securely processed. For purposes of travel reimbursement, a short-term rental shall be considered a commercial lodging establishment.
(2) “Transportation network company” has the same meaning as defined in Section 5431 of the Public Utilities Code.
(b) (1) A state agency shall not prohibit state employees traveling on official state business from using transportation provided by a transportation network company or lodging in a short-term rental.
(2) Reimbursement shall be provided for necessary and actual expenses, consistent with the agency’s policies for reimbursement of other lodging establishments or other vehicles for hire.
(c) The Legislature requests and encourages the University of California to adopt travel reimbursement policies in accordance with this section.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.