On September 27, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1887 (Low). 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 expressly identifies the University of California and the California State University as entities covered by the law.
The State Attorney General must develop, maintain, and post online the current list of states where travel restrictions would apply. The list is available here.
AB 1887 provides a number of exceptions where state-funded travel will be allowed to states that are otherwise on the Attorney General's list.
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.
This new limitation on state-funded travel is effective beginning January 1, 2017. Alternative funding sources other than state funds should be located for travel planned after January 1, 2017 that has already been committed and where none of the statutory exceptions applies.