BUSINESS & FINANCIAL SERVICES
OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE CONTROLLER/CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER -
January 18, 2017
On September 27, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1887. 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 State Attorney General maintains a site: https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887 that posts the current list of states where travel restrictions apply. As AB 1887 provides a number of exceptions where state-funded travel will be allowed to states that are otherwise listed on the Attorney General's sites, this information is also posted.
The law also prohibits UC from requiring employees to travel to the states on the Attorney General's list, regardless of funding source. An employee may therefore decline to travel to one of the identified states unless one of the statutory exceptions applies.
Alternative funding sources other than state funds should be used for travel after January 1, 2017 where none of the statutory exceptions applies. UC San Diego Travel will be publishing further guidance.