U.S. Code, Title 5, Government Organization and Employees

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§ 5731. Expenses Limited to Lowest First-Class Rate

     (a) The allowance for actual expenses for transportation may not exceed the lowest first-class rate by the transportation facility used unless it is certified, in accordance with regulations prescribed under section 5738 of this title, that—

     (1) lowest first-class accommodations are not available; or

     (2) use of a compartment or other accommodation authorized or approved by the head of the agency concerned or his designee is required for security purposes.

     (b) Instead of the maximum fixed by subsection (a) of this section, the allowance to an employee of the Government for actual expenses for transportation on an inter-island steamship in Hawaii may not exceed the rate for accommodations on the steamship that is equivalent as nearly as possible to the rate for the lowest first-class accommodations on trans-pacific steamships.

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 506; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title XVII, § 1723(b)(4), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2759; Pub. L. 105–264, § 6(10), Oct. 19, 1998, 112 Stat. 2356.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Derivation

U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and Statutes at Large

(a)      5 U.S.C. 73b.      Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 212, § 10, 47 Stat. 1516.

           Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 744, § 6, 60 Stat. 808.

(b)      5 U.S.C. 73e.      May 28, 1938, ch. 289, § 811, 52 Stat. 577.

     In subsection (a), the words "by or under authority of law" are omitted as surplusage.

     In subsection (b), the words "by or under authority of law" are omitted as surplusage. The words "after the date of the enactment of this Act" are omitted as obsolete.

     Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.

Amendments

     1998—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–264 substituted "Government" for "United States".

     1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201 substituted "in accordance with regulations prescribed under section 5738 of this title" for "in accordance with regulations prescribed by the President".

Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

     Amendment by Pub. L. 104–201 effective 180 days after Sept. 23, 1996, see section 1725(a) of Pub. L. 104–201, set out as a note under section 5722 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in title 2 section 476; title 16 sections 916l, 961, 971a, 971b, 2443, 3608, 3641, 5608, 5709; title 22 sections 287e, 287r, 2024; title 42 sections 2477, 4277; title 50 section 403e.

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