March 30, 1943
|TO:||ALL DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
|FROM:||GOVERNOR ARTHUR B. LANGLIE|
Chapter 86 of the Laws of 1943, relative to subsistence allowance and lodging, as well as mileage allowance for Private automobiles on state business, will not become effective until June 11, 1943.
The present restrictions on reimbursement for travel expense of $4.00 per day for subsistence and lodging and 4¢ per mile for use of private automobiles are contained in Chapter 234 and 244, of the Laws of 1941 which expire on March 31, 1943.
Therefore, during the period from April 1 to June 10, l943, there will be no restrictions upon travel expense allowance other than the general limitations imposed by Sections 9947 and 9948, Rem. Rev. Stat.
In view of the above circumstances and for the purpose of obtaining uniformity in the matter of travel expense allowance, all appointive department heads, boards, commissions and institutions are hereby directed to continue until June 10, 1943, the present method of vouchering actual expense for lodging and subsistence, except that during the period from April 1 to June 10, 1943, they may at their discretion authorize reimbursement for such actual expenses up to $6.00 per day within the State of Washington and adjoining states, and $8.00 per day elsewhere.
During the period from April 1 to June 10, 1943, said department heads, boards, commissions and institutions may also authorize reimbursement at a mileage rate of not to exceed 50¢ per mile.