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Travel Meeting Minutes - July 9, 2019


Meeting of the Board

July 9, 2019
11 a.m.

James R. Thompson Center
Room 4-400
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601


William G. Stratton Building
Room 715
Springfield, Illinois 62706




In Chicago
  • Anthony Pascente, Chairman
In Springfield
  • Jim Foys, Member
  • Jasmine Hooks, Member


In Springfield
  • Kelley Wells, State Travel Coordinator
  1. Call to Order

    At approximately 11:00 am Chairman Anthony Pascente called to order a meeting of the Governor’s Travel Control Board.

  2. Consideration of Minutes

    December 13, 2018

    The minutes of the meeting of the December 13, 2018 meeting were approved. Motion made by Jim Foys with a second by Jasmine Hooks to approve the minutes.

  3. Exceptions
    1. Exception Report
    2. Approved Travel Exceptions
      1. ISP – Blanet Exception for Executive Protection
      2. Office of the State Fire Marshal – In headquarters Lodging
      3. Capital Development Board – Airline Change Fee
      4. Veterans’ Affairs – Unused Airfare
      5. Department of Insurance – Out of State Valet Parking
      6. IL Department of Employment Security – Amtrak Fare over the State Rate
      7. IL Department of Employment Security – Car Rental Late Fee
      8. DCEO – Unused Amtrak Fare
      9. IDOT – Amtrak Fare over the State Rate
      10. IDOT – Unused Airfare
      11. IDOT – Resort Fees
      12. IDOT – Unused Airfare
      13. IL Department of Employment Security – Excessive Rental Fees
      14. Illinois Gaming Board – Resort Fees
      15. Illinois Gaming Board – Resort Fees
      16. CMS – Amtrak Fare over the State Rate
      17. IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Baggage Fees
    3. More Information Requested
      1. CMS – Amtrak Fares over the State Rate
    4. Travel Exceptions – Denied
      1. Illinois Gaming Board – Blanket Exception for Resort Fees
      2. IDOT – Rental Car Insurance
      3. Department of Insurance – Rental Car Fuel PrePayment
  4. New Business

    The Board had a brief discussion regarding the three areas in which lodging rates were increased for FY20.

  5. Adjournment

    A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 12:00 PM by Jim Foys. Jasmine Hooks seconded the motion.