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New Law AB 1887 Prohibits State Funding of Travel to Certain States

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Learn about a new law that prohibits state funding of travel to certain states.

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 identifies the University of California as an entity covered by the law.

The Attorney General maintains a listing of states impacted by this legislation, as well as exceptions: https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887

Alternative funding sources other than state funds should be used for travel after January 1, 2017 where none of the statutory exceptions applies.

Alternative funding sources may include University Core Fund 99100A and Campus Core Fund 99200A that were created under the Simplified Operating Funds Initiative (SOFI).  Central processing on the back-end of expenditure management will be expanded to include this new constraint and ensure compliance with state law. 

Contact your department's business office or financial administrative contact(s) for further guidance. More information about SOFI.