University Travel

Assembly Bill 1887 (Gov. Code 11139.8)

Assembly Bill 1887 - Effective January 1, 2017 (UPDATED June 22, 2020)

On June 22, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that, effective July 1, 2020, California will prohibit state-funded travel to Idaho as a result of discriminatory legislation signed into law in Idaho this year. For additional information regarding this change, please visit the State of California Department of Justice.

AB 1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The law also prohibits approval of state-funded or state-sponsored travel to states on the list. The restrictions apply to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well as non-employee travelers, including students.

Travelers are required to check the California State Attorney General website for a list of affected states prior to initiating the travel approval process. Consult CSU travel policy 3601.1 for detailed information and FAQs.

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

  1. Alabama
  2. Idaho - Effective July 1, 2020
  3. Iowa
  4. Kansas
  5. Kentucky
  6. Mississippi
  7. Oklahoma
  8. North Carolina
  9. South Carolina 
  10. South Dakota
  11. Tennessee
  12. Texas

Certain exceptions to the AB 1887 travel restrictions may be granted on a case-by-case basis using the Request for Approval of Travel to Prohibited States Under AB 1887 Form. A detailed description and justification for any requested exception must be provided. In addition, written documentation validating the exception must be attached to the travel authorization prior to booking travel. Exceptions to the new travel prohibition 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 affected.
  7. For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the CSU or other state agencies.
Rev: 09/16/19

About the University Travel Office

The University Travel Office is responsible for accurate and timely reimbursements of travel expenses incurred by authorized individuals traveling on official University business. All authorized individuals traveling on official University business should incur the lowest reasonable travel expenses.  All University travel policies are expected to be followed when traveling on official University business.

Close cooperation between the University departments and the University Travel Office is essential to ensure timely reimbursements and the University's compliance with state regulations.