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Legislative Year: 2020 Change
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Bill Detail: SB20-071

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Title Permissible Uses Of State-owned Motor Vehicles
Status Governor Signed (03/05/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
R. Bockenfeld (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
J. Smallwood (R)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/10/2020
Description

Legislative Audit Committee. Current law authorizes the
executive director of a state agency to assign a state-owned motor vehicle
to an officer or employee of the state agency (officer or employee) for
commuting. A state-owned motor vehicle may also be used by an officer
or employee for traveling away from home in connection with his or her

job responsibilities. Pursuant to federal internal revenue service
regulations, the commuting use of a state-owned motor vehicle is taxable
to an officer or employee while the use of a state-owned motor vehicle for
traveling away from home is not taxable to an officer or employee.
Currently, a state-owned motor vehicle may be parked at an
officer or employee's residence for more than one day per month only if
the executive director of the state agency has assigned the vehicle to the
officer or employee. The parking limitation does not distinguish between
use of the state-owned motor vehicle for commuting and use of the
vehicle for traveling away from home. This has caused confusion among
state agencies regarding whether use of the vehicle is taxable to the
officer or employee when a vehicle is parked at an officer or employee's
residence for more than one night for the purpose of traveling away from
home rather than for commuting.
The bill clarifies the provision regarding the number of nights a
state-owned motor vehicle may be parked at an officer or employee's
personal residence and specifies that the limitation does not apply if the
officer or employee is using the state-owned motor vehicle for the
purpose of traveling away from home. In addition, the bill clarifies that
commuting does not include traveling away from home as defined by the
federal internal revenue service and that an officer or employee shall not
use a state-owned motor vehicle for commuting unless such use is
authorized pursuant to law.

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