CHAPTER 74

STATE AUDITOR

MILEAGE RATES TO BE CHARGED FOR PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES USED IN THE STATE BUSINESS

AN ACT TO PROVIDE MILEAGE FEES TO BE CHARGED FOR PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLES USED IN THE STATE BUSINESS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That from and after the passage and approval of this Act it shall be unlawful for any person to charge or to receive any fees for the use of a privately owned motor vehicle used in and about any State business in excess of the following rates, to-wit:

For the first two hundred miles travelled during any calendar month the rate shall be six cents (6c) per mile of distance actually travelled; and in excess of two hundred miles the rate shall be five cents (5c) per mile.

Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any department, board, commission or agency of the State of Delaware to pay to any employee or to any person or persons any mileage at a rate in excess of those set forth in Section 1 hereof.

Section 3. Before any allowance for mileage shall be paid to any claimant therefor, the claimant shall set forth an itemized statement showing the number of miles travelled during the calendar month for which such claim is filed, which claim shall be sworn to or affirmed before a person duly authorized to administer oaths or affirmations. The total number of miles set forth in such claim shall be the total miles actually travelled in and about the business of the State of Delaware, or of any department, board, commission or agency of the said State of Delaware.

Section 4. Any person who shall pay any mileage in excess of the rates provided in Section 1 hereof, for or on behalf of any department, board, commission or agency of the State of Delaware, or any person who shall file a claim or who shall receive mileage in excess of the rates provided in Section 1 hereof, shall, upon conviction therefor, forfeit and pay a fine of not less than ten ($10.00) Dollars nor more than One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars, or upon failure to pay such fine shall be imprisoned for not more than thirty days.

Approved April 28, 1939.