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Travel Restrictions (Effective Jan. 1, 2017)

Restricted Travel AB 1887

On Sept. 27, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 1887. This new law prohibits state funded travel to states that have passed laws that:

  • Authorized discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; or
  • Repealed existing state or local protections against such discrimination

As a result, the CSU is restricted from approving state funded travel and restricted from requiring employees to travel to those states identified in AB 1887. Campus departments must comply with this new rule effective Jan. 1, 2017. The states currently subject to the travel restriction are:

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

Exceptions to AB 1887 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.

Documented approvals are required before any travel is booked to an AB1887 designated state and must be provided to accounts payable either on the Request for Travel form or as an accompanying email.

  • If one of the listed exceptions is met, your division Vice President must approve the travel in advance of booking.
  • If one of the listed exceptions is not met, the University President must approve your travel and state funds may not be used to pay the travel expenses.

CSULB travelers have the responsibility to consult the list on the Attorney General's website in order to comply with the travel restrictions imposed by the law.

For additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.