§4-2A-6. Travel expenses.
(a) Each member of the Legislature is entitled to be
reimbursed, upon submission of an expense voucher, for expenses
incurred incident to travel in the performance of his or her duties
as a member of the Legislature or any committee of the Legislature,
whether the committee is operating under general law or resolution,
including, but not limited to, attendance at party caucuses held in
advance of the date of the assembly of the Legislature in regular
session in odd-numbered years for the purpose of selecting
candidates for officers of the two houses, at a rate equal to that
paid by the travel management office of the Department of
Administration for the most direct usually traveled route, if
travel is by private automobile, or for actual transportation costs
for direct route travel, if travel is by public carrier, or for any
combination of those means of transportation actually used, plus
the cost of necessary taxi or limousine service, tolls and parking
fees in connection with the travel, but during any regular,
extension of regular or extraordinary session, travel expenses
shall not be paid to any member for more than one round trip to and
from the seat of government and to and from his or her place of
residence for each week of the session.
(b) In addition to the travel expense in subsection (a) of
this section, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
House of Delegates are entitled to be reimbursed as provided in
subsection (a) of this section, upon submission of an expense voucher, for expenses incurred incident to travel which is related
to their duties as presiding officers of the respective houses of
the Legislature, but which takes place when the Legislature is not
in regular, extension of regular or extraordinary session and
interim committees are not meeting.
(c) The rate paid for mileage pursuant to this section may
change from time to time in accordance with changes in the
reimbursement rates established by the travel management office of
the Department of Administration, or its successor agency.