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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 7, 2016 04:21 PM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Per Diem Reform - Requiring Receipts for Reimbursement
We will soon be reintroducing SB 335 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 335 was sponsored last session by Senators Vulakovich, Stefano, Alloway, Aument, Baker, Bartolotta, Blake, Brewster, Folmer, Gordner, Greenleaf, Pileggi, Rafferty, Schwank, Teplitz, Vance, Vogel, Ward, and Yudichak

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Charlie O’Neill (Sen. Vulakovich's Office) at 717-787-6538 or coneill@pasen.gov or Mark Fetzko (Senator Stefano’s Office) at 717-787-7175 or mfetzko@pasen.gov.

Introduced as SB559