For what does the ABA reimburse?
For Midyear Meetings – Reimbursement is available for long distance transportation on the basis of coach rate or economy class fares published by the appropriate commercial air carrier, or rail fare, or, when a private automobile is used, at the rate of $57.5 cents per mile plus tolls and parking; local transportation to and from air terminal or railroad stations; and local transportation to or from hotels, home or office. Members of the House are not entitled to reimbursement for lodging and meals; and per diems for members of House Committees which are required to meet on days before the session of the House may be allowed $100 for the day(s) on which the committee is required to meet.
For Annual Meetings – Reimbursement of travel expenses for attendance at the Annual Meeting of the House is not authorized by the association’s bylaws. Members of House Committees which are required to meet on days before the session of the House may be allowed $100 for the day(s) on which the committee is required to meet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Under no circumstances will per diem allowances be issued if the request for reimbursement is not submitted within six months after the end of the fiscal year in which the meeting occurred.