Assembly Bill 1887 - Effective January 1, 2017 (UPDATED September 24, 2021)
On September 24, 2021, California Attorney General Robert Bonta announced that, effective September 30, 2021, California will prohibit state-funded travel to Ohio as a result of discriminatory legislation signed into law this year. For additional information regarding these changes, 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:
- Arkansas - effective July 29, 2021
- Florida - effective July 1, 2021
- Montana - effective July 1, 2021
- Ohio - effective September 30, 2021
- North Carolina
- North Dakota - effective August 1, 2021
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia - effective July 8, 2021
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:
- Enforcement of California law, including auditing and revenue collection.
- To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
- To comply with requests by the federal government to appear before committees.
- To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
- 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.
- For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the CSU or other state agencies.