Any state officer or employee of any state agency may confer with other persons, associations or organizations outside of the state whenever it may be of assistance to the state officer or agency in the conduct of its work, and actual and necessary traveling expenses shall be allowed such persons when traveling outside of the state, when such traveling and expenses have been approved by the Governor and by the Director of Finance or, in cases where the traveling involves only travel to and from places in states bordering upon this state, when approved by the Director of Finance, only. This section shall not apply to committees of the Legislature or of either house thereof nor to employees of any such committee nor to the Legislative Counsel or his employees.
(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 390, Sec. 1.)