Central Travel Management
AB 1887 Travel Prohibition to Certain States Using State Funding Source
Effective January 1, 2017, this law prohibits state-funded travel to a state that has passed a law after June 26, 2015 that (1) authorizes discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, or (2) voids or repeals existing state or local protections against such discrimination. The law identifies the University of California as an entity covered by the law.
The Attorney General maintains a listing of states impacted by this legislation, as well as exceptions: https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887
On June 23, 2017, the state of California added Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Texas to Assembly Bill 1887. AB 1887 restricts the use of State General Funds to pay for travel costs to states that have laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, or to states that have passed a law repealing such protections. Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee remain subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel effective January 1, 2017.
It is reasonable to permit state-funded travel to one of the four newly-added states if the travel was booked prior to June 23, 2017. However, if travel can be cancelled without penalty, that can be done or the travel could be funded by a non-state source if such funds are available.
Frequently asked questions can be found here.
States Subject to AB 1887’s Travel Prohibition
The following states are currently subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
Contact your campus travel & entertainment offices for further guidance.