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New law restricts travel to states that discriminate against LGBTQ community

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, California law prohibits use of state funds to pay for travel to states with laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

For UC ANR, that means UC systemwide assessment funds, which include state funds, cannot be used for travel to banned states.

Under Assembly Bill 1887, which targets states with laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, UC ANR employees are currently prohibited from traveling to Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. UC cannot require employees to travel to these states, regardless of funding source, and there can be no repercussions if an employee declines to travel to these states.

AB 1887 provides some exceptions, such as to participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.

Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee are on the initial list of prohibited states, however, please check before planning out of state travel as California's attorney general will update the list of states as necessary.

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Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM


It needs to be clear that monies hold in advisors' various donors accounts, are also restricted for these trips. Once the monies are in a UC fund become part of a State fund. Am I correct?

Posted by Maria de la Fuente on January 26, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Donor funds are not considered state funds, according to Jennifer Bunge, budget director.

Reply by Pamela Kan-Rice on January 26, 2017 at 5:50 PM

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