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Out-of-state travel

A state agency may only pay for business-related travel expenses incurred outside of Texas if the travel was approved in advance in accordance with the policy of that agency. Texas Government Code Section 660.003(e)(4)

State Agency
A unit of state government that uses appropriated funds to pay or reimburse a travel expense of a state employee. This includes the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Employees Retirement System of Texas. Texas Government Code Section 660.002(19)
Appointed Officer
Includes the Secretary of State; an officer of a state agency who is appointed for a term specified by the Texas Constitution or a Texas statute, excluding an appointee to a vacated elective office; and an individual who is a member of the governing board of a state agency who is neither appointed nor elected.

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.state.tx.us
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