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Public Law No: 115-34 (05/16/2017)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 34]
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[[Page 131 STAT. 846]]

Public Law 115-34
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 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 
Government.

    (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; 
                and
                    (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 
as follows:

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    ``(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 
        relocation; and
            ``(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 
        travel.

    ``(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 
        section.''.

    Approved May 16, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 274:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-31 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Jan. 10, considered and passed House.
            May 2, considered and passed Senate.

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