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Travel Meeting Minutes August 15, 2013

Governor's Travel Control Board

Meeting of the Board

August 15, 2013
10 a.m.

James R. Thompson Center
Room 4-404
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601


William G. Stratton Building
Room 715
401 Spring Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706




In Chicago
  • Simone McNeil
  • John D'Alessandro
In Springfield
  • Chairman Malcolm Weems


In Chicago
  • Benno Weisberg, Deputy General Counsel
In Springfield
  • Kelley Wells, State Travel Coordinator
  1. Call to Order

    On August 15, 2013 at approximately 10:00am, Chairman Malcolm Weems called to order a meeting of the Governor’s Travel Control Board.

  2. Consideration of Minutes

    June 26, 2013

    The minutes of the meeting of June 26, 2013 were approved. Motion made by Simone McNeil with a second by Chairman Weems to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

  3. New Business

    Approved Travel Exceptions

    1. ILDPR - Amtrak Fare Over State Rate
    2. ILDPR - Amtrak Fare and Lodging Over State Rate
    3. CMS - Amtrak Fare Over State Rate
    4. CMS - Hotel Cancellation Fee
    5. Veterans' Affairs - Hotel No Show Fee
    6. Human Rights - Airline Change Fee
    7. Illinois Gaming Board - In Headquarters Mileage Reimbursement
    8. DCEO - Unused Hotel Room and Training Fees
    9. DCEO - Excess Baggage Fees
    10. DCEO - Excess Baggage Fees
    11. DCEO - Business Class Fare on Amtrak
    12. DCEO - Hotel Cancellation Fee

    Travel Exceptions - Denied

    1. DCEO - Excessive Car Rental Charges
  4. Miscellaneous

    Discussion regarding commuting miles, Employee Owned or Controlled Housing and Out of Country travel approval.

  5. Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:00 am. John D'Alessandro made the motion and Simone McNeil seconded the motion.