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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation - Ends Travel Ban

Effective immediately, state funds may be used for travel to all states.

  • If travel occurred prior to the repeal, non-state funds must be used for travel.
  • If travel occurred on Sept. 14, 2023, and later, state funds may be used.

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed SB 447 by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), which creates a new public awareness project that will consult with community leaders to promote California’s values of acceptance and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community across the country. The bill also ends California’s restriction on taxpayer-funded travel by state agencies and departments to states that have adopted discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

Read the press release for more information.