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. 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.