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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 10, 2014 03:52 PM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Government Reform - Per Diem Receipts
We will soon be reintroducing SB 1291 which would reform government per diems by requiring receipts for reimbursement.
Over the years, there have been many reported instances of high per diem claims.  In 2010, the Senate Government Management and Cost Reduction Commission recommended “a comprehensive review of the current per diem reimbursement system for legislators to determine if a receipt-based system would result in taxpayer savings.”  Our legislation would provide for transparency and consistency by simply requiring receipts in order to obtain reimbursement.  The reimbursement level would remain at the same rate set by the IRS.

SB 1291 was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Alloway, Baker, Blake, Brewster, Brubaker, Eichelberger, Folmer, Gordner, Greenleaf, Rafferty, Teplitz, Vance, Vogel, Ward, and Yudichak.
If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Nate Silcox (Sen. Vulakovich's Office) at 717-787-6538 or nsilcox@pasen.gov.

Introduced as SB335