New law restricts travel to states that discriminate against LGBTQ community
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 https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887 before planning out of state travel as California's attorney general will update the list of states as necessary.
If you have questions, please submit your inquiry via the Ask button at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Business_Operations_Center_-_Kearney.
For more information, see these resources:
- UC Davis travel office http://afs.ucdavis.edu/our_services/travel-e-entertainment/travel/restricted-travel-law.html
- California Department of Justice https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887
- California Legislative Information http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1887