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Assembly Bill No. 1887: Prohibition on State-Funded and State-Sponsored Travel to States with Discriminatory Laws

Assembly Bill No. 1887: Prohibition on State-Funded and State-Sponsored Travel to States with Discriminatory Laws

Pursuant to Assembly Bill No. 1887, the California State University and other state agencies are prohibited from doing either of the following:

  1. Requiring employees to travel to any state that after June 26, 2015, has enacted a law that voids or repeals, or has the effect of voiding or repealing, existing state or local protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, or has enacted a law that authorizes or requires discrimination against same-sex couples or their families or on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, including any law that creates an exemption to antidiscrimination laws in order to permit discrimination against same-sex couples or their families or on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
  2. Approving a request for state-funded or state-sponsored travel to a state that, after June 26, 2015, has taken the same actions as described in (1) above.

The following states are currently subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

  • Alabama
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Exceptions to the above travel prohibitions may be granted for the following purposes:

  1. Enforcement of California law, including auditing and revenue collection.
  2. Litigation.
  3. To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
  4. To comply with requests by the federal government to appear before committees.
  5. To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
  6. To complete job-required training necessary to maintain licensure or similar standards required for holding a position, in the event that comparable training cannot be obtained in California or a different state not subject to the travel prohibition.
  7. For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the CSU or other state agencies.

Please note: If you believe your travel may be covered by one of the exceptions described above, please immediately contact Sep Eskandari, Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Planning & Faculty Affairs at: seskandari@cpp.edu or (909) 869-4182. Dr. Eskandari will present the request to the Chancellor’s Office for an exception determination.

For additional information, please see information provided by the State of California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General: