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Direct Payment of Lodging Expenses

A state agency may directly pay a commercial lodging establishment, a credit card issuer or a travel agency for lodging expenses incurred by the agency’s employees, per Texas Government Code, Sections 660.114(a), 660.014(a).

Note: The amount of a state agency’s direct payment of a lodging expense may not exceed the amount that would have been reimbursed to a state employee for that expense. Applicable hotel occupancy taxes may be included in the direct payment.