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2016 Florida Legislature House Bill 5003

The 2016 Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 5003 containing the following section:

Section 120. In order to implement appropriations in the 2016-2017 General Appropriations Act for state employee travel and notwithstanding s. 112.061, Florida Statutes, costs for lodging associated with a meeting, conference, or convention organized or sponsored in whole or in part by a state agency or the judicial branch may not exceed $150 per day. An employee may expend his or her own funds for any lodging expenses in excess of $150 per day. This section expires July 1, 2017.

This will only apply to lodging for University of Florida employees that are attending an event that the University of Florida has organized or is sponsoring. Up to $150 per day can be paid for lodging with state funding. Amounts greater than $150 may be paid with alternative funding sources.

Departments will be required to ensure the requirements of this law are met when establishing lodging for UF employees attending UF sponsored events.

Read the full text of the bill here.

Questions? Feel free to send an email to travel@ufl.edu.

Published: August 23rd, 2016

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