Texas Government Code - Section 660.003. Applicability
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Section: 659.304 659.305 659.306 659.307 659.308 660.001 660.002 660.003 660.004 660.005 660.006 660.007 660.008 660.009 660.010
§ 660.003. APPLICABILITY. (a) This chapter, the General
Appropriations Act, and the rules adopted by the comptroller under
this chapter govern the procedures, amounts, timing, limits,
required documentation, permissible payees, distinctions among
different types of state employees, and all other details
concerning travel expense payments or reimbursements by a state
(b) Except as provided by Subsections (c) and (d), this
chapter and the travel provisions of the General Appropriations Act
apply to a travel expense only to the extent that appropriated funds
are used to pay or reimburse the expense.
(c) This chapter and the travel provisions of the General
Appropriations Act apply to a travel expense paid or reimbursed by
the Employees Retirement System of Texas or the Teacher Retirement
System of Texas, regardless of whether the funds used to make the
payment or reimbursement are appropriated funds.
(d) A law outside this chapter that states that this
chapter, the travel provisions of the General Appropriations Act,
or both, apply to a travel expense prevails over a provision to the
contrary in this chapter.
(e) A state agency may pay or reimburse a travel expense
(1) the expense is reasonable and necessary;
(2) the purpose of the travel clearly involves
official state business and is consistent with the agency's legal
(3) the expense and the travel during which the
expense is incurred comply with:
(A) this chapter;
(B) the rules adopted by the comptroller under
this chapter; and
(C) the travel provisions of the General
Appropriations Act; and
(4) for travel outside the state, the travel is
approved in advance in accordance with the policy of the state
agency that proposes to pay or reimburse the expense.
(f) A travel expense may be paid or reimbursed according to
the requirements of an applicable federal law or regulation, and
this chapter does not apply to the extent necessary to avoid
conflict with an applicable federal law or regulation.
(g) A state agency may pay or reimburse a travel expense for
the rental, lease, or operation of aircraft only if the
transportation under the rental, lease, or operation meets the
criteria provided by Section 2205.036.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1300, § 2, eff. Sept. 1,
1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 280, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007