California's Attorney General recently added four states to the AB 1887 travel ban: Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Texas. As previously announced in the January Newsletter, AB 1887 prohibits the use of state funds for travel to states that have enacted laws limiting the rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This law applies to the University of California. As a result, travel and travel expenses to the identified states using California State funds will not be reimbursed unless an allowable exception applies. Allowable exceptions to California AB 1887 are listed on the State of California website. Travel to the states identified in AB 1887 using non-state funds is unaffected and can be reimbursed.
Listed states are subject to change; to ensure that you can be reimbursed; travelers and departments should check the list on the State of California website before arranging travel. Additional information is available in the Travel section on the Controller's Office website; search for "AB 1887". Contact the Controller's Office Solution Center at [email protected] or 415.476.2126 if you have additional questions.