Per Diem and Mileage Act Changes sponsored by Senator Gonzales
SANTA FE – The Department of Finance and Administration supports SB 345, the Per Diem and Mileage Act Changes sponsored by Senator Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales. SB 345 amends NMSA Section 10-8-4 to change travel reimbursement rates for in-state and out-of-date travel for certain public officers and employees. Specific rates are statutorily set and do not allow reimbursement rates to adjust without action by the Legislature. SB 345 is a much-needed amendment to the current law to bring state payments for per diem and travel reimbursements to match the modern meeting landscape and to evolve appropriately when needed.