Text: H.R.274 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 115-34 (05/16/2017)
[115th Congress Public Law 34]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 131 STAT. 846]]
Public Law 115-34
To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by
Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for
other purposes. <<NOTE: May 16, 2017 - [H.R. 274]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Modernizing
Government Travel Act. 5 USC 101 note.>>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Modernizing Government Travel Act''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 5 USC 5707 note.>> FEDERAL EMPLOYEE REIMBURSEMENT
FOR USE OF MODERN TRAVEL SERVICES.
(a) <<NOTE: Deadline. Regulations.>> In General.--Not later than 90
days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of
General Services shall prescribe regulations under section 5707 of title
5, United States Code, to provide for the reimbursement for the use of a
transportation network company or innovative mobility technology company
by any Federal employee traveling on official business under subchapter
I of chapter 57 of such title, except that the Director of the
Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall prescribe such
regulations with respect to employees of the judicial branch of the
(b) Definitions.--In this section:
(1) Innovative mobility technology company.--The term
``innovative mobility technology company'' means an
organization, including a corporation, limited liability
company, partnership, sole proprietorship, or any other entity,
that applies technology to expand and enhance available
transportation choices, better manages demand for transportation
services, or provides alternatives to driving alone.
(2) Transportation network company.--The term
``transportation network company''--
(A) means a corporation, partnership, sole
proprietorship, or other entity, that uses a digital
network to connect riders to drivers affiliated with the
entity in order for the driver to transport the rider
using a vehicle owned, leased, or otherwise authorized
for use by the driver to a point chosen by the rider;
(B) does not include a shared-expense carpool or
vanpool arrangement that is not intended to generate
profit for the driver.
SEC. 3. REPORT ON TRANSPORTATION COSTS.
Section 5707(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to read
[[Page 131 STAT. 847]]
``(c)(1) <<NOTE: Data.>> Not later than November 30 of each year,
the head of each agency shall submit to the Administrator of General
Services, in a format prescribed by the Administrator and approved by
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget--
``(A) data on total agency payments for such items as travel
and transportation of people, average costs and durations of
trips, and purposes of official travel;
``(B) data on estimated total agency payments for employee
``(C) <<NOTE: Analysis.>> an analysis of the total costs of
transportation service by type, and the total number of trips
utilizing each transportation type for purposes of official
``(2) <<NOTE: Public information.>> The Administrator of General
Services shall make the data submitted pursuant to paragraph (1)
publicly available upon receipt.
``(3) Not later than January 31 of each year, the Administrator of
General Services shall submit to the Director of the Office of
Management and Budget, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security
and Governmental Affairs of the Senate--
``(A) <<NOTE: Analysis. Survey.>> an analysis of the data
submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) for the agencies listed in
section 901(b) of title 31 and a survey of such data for each
other agency; and
``(B) a description of any new regulations promulgated or
changes to existing regulations authorized under this
Approved May 16, 2017.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 274:
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-31 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
Jan. 10, considered and passed House.
May 2, considered and passed Senate.