Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 281.160
Persons entitled to payment for expenses; rate of allowance for travel; use of private or special use vehicles; reimbursement of weekend travel expenses; regulations.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, 5 or 6, or by specific statute, if a district judge, state officer, state employee or member of an advisory board supported in whole or in part by any public money, whether the public money is received from the Federal Government or any branch or agency thereof, or from private or any other sources, transacts public business outside of the municipality or other area in which the person’s principal office is located, the judge, officer, employee or member, as applicable, is entitled to receive the person’s expenses in the transaction of that public business, to be paid at a rate established by the State Board of Examiners, for each 24-hour period during which the person is:

(a)

Away from the office and within the State; or

(b)

Outside of the State.

2.

Any person enumerated in subsection 1 is entitled to receive expenses for a period of less than 24 hours in accordance with regulations of the State Board of Examiners.

3.

Any person enumerated in subsection 1 is entitled to receive an allowance for transportation in the transaction of public business, whether within or outside of the municipality or other area in which the person’s principal office is located. Transportation must be by the most economical means, considering total cost, time spent in transit and the availability of state-owned automobiles and special use vehicles. The State Board of Examiners shall establish the rate of the allowance for travel by private conveyance. The rate must equal the standard mileage reimbursement rate for which a deduction is allowed for the purposes of federal income tax that is in effect at the time the rate is established. If a private conveyance is used for reasons of personal convenience in transaction of state business, the allowance for travel is one-half the established rate.

4.

The State Board of Examiners may establish a transportation allowance for the use of private, special use vehicles on public business by any person enumerated in subsection 1, whether within or outside of the municipality or other area in which the person’s principal office is located. The allowance must be established at rates higher than the rates established in subsection 3.

5.

The State Board of Examiners may establish:

(a)

A room rate in excess of the normal allowance for reimbursement of employees who are required to travel on weekends to serve the needs of the public. The Board may require the submission of receipts as a condition of reimbursement at the special rate.

(b)

Reasonable rates for expenses outside of the United States that will allow a person to purchase the same quality of food as the domestic rate allows.

6.

The State Board of Examiners shall adopt regulations, and shall require other state agencies to adopt regulations, in accordance with the purpose of this section, and a state agency may, with the approval of the State Board of Examiners, adopt a rate of reimbursement less than the amounts established pursuant to subsection 1 where unusual circumstances make that rate desirable.

7.

The rate established by the State Board of Examiners pursuant to subsection 1 must be the same as the comparable rate established for employees of the Federal Government by the Administrator of General Services pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 5707, but is not subject to any federal requirement, restriction or other condition that is applicable to that comparable rate.
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Feb. 5, 2021