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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 2, 2020 08:57 AM
From: Senator Patrick J. Stefano and Sen. John DiSanto, Sen. Scott Martin
To: All Senate members
Subject: Per Diem Reform
In the near future, Senators DiSanto, Martin, and I intend to reintroduce legislation 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.
This legislation was formerly Senate Bill 326 from the 2019-20 Legislation Session.  The bill was co-sponsored by Senators Gordner, K. Ward, Alloway, Aument, Baker, Bartolotta, Blake, Brewster, Folmer, Phillips-Hill, Schwank, Vogel, J. Ward, Yudichak, and Regan.
I sincerely hope that you will consider joining us in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SB500