Banned States (Assembly Bill 1887)

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Assembly Bill 1887 - Prohibition on State-Funded and State-Sponsored Travel to States with Discriminatory Laws

Travelers are required to check the California State Attorney General's website for a list of affected states prior to initiating the travel approval process. Consult CSU travel policy 3601.1 for detailed information and FAQs.

The following is a comprehensive list of states subject to California's ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arizona - Effective September 28, 2002
  3. Arkansas
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia *
  6. Idaho
  7. Indiana
  8. Iowa
  9. Kansas
  10. Kentucky
  11. Louisiana
  12. Mississippi
  13. Montana
  14. North Carolina
  15. North Dakota
  16. Ohio
  17. Oklahoma
  18. South Carolina
  19. South Dakota
  20. Tennessee
  21. Texas
  22. Utah
  23. West Virginia

In rare instances, an exception to AB 1887 may be granted. Each exception will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please utilize the Request for Approval of Travel to the Prohibited States Under AB 1887 Form to request an exception prior to booking travel. The form should be filled out with a detailed description and justification for travel; please attach any relevant supporting documentation along with the approved form in your travel request. Exceptions to the new travel prohibition may be granted for the following purposes:

  1. Enforcement of California law, including auditing and revenue collection.
  2. Litigation.
  3. To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
  4. To comply with requests by the federal government to appear before committees.
  5. To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
  6. To complete job-required training necessary to maintain licensure or similar standards required for holding a position, in the event that comparable training cannot be obtained in California or a different state not affected.
  7. For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the CSU or other state agencies.

UPDATE: August 29, 2022

On August 19, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that — effective immediately — California will restrict state-funded travel to Georgia as a result of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation recently enacted in the state. Specifically, the new law, House Bill 1084 (HB 1084), contains provisions that expressly allow Georgia’s high school athletic association to prohibit transgender girls from competing in girls’ interscholastic sports. The new restrictions on state-funded travel to Georgia announced today are required by California Assembly Bill 1887 (AB 1887), which passed in 2016. For additional information regarding these changes, please visit the State of California Department of Justice.

UPDATE: July 1, 2022

On June 30, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that California will restrict state-funded travel to Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, and Utah as a result of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation recently enacted in each state. These new additions to California’s state-funded travel restrictions list come amid an ongoing wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping across the country, including attacks on the ability of transgender youth to play sports and access critical healthcare. The restrictions announced today are prescribed by law in California pursuant to Assembly Bill 1887 (AB 1887), which was enacted in 2016.

Arizona
Arizona is being added to California’s state-funded travel restrictions list as a result of Arizona's passage of Senate Bill 1138 and Senate Bill 1165. Both bills were signed into law by Arizona's Governor on March 30. Senate Bill 1138 prohibits healthcare professionals from providing and insurance companies from covering gender-affirming care to minors. Senate Bill 1165 repeals existing protections and prevents transgender women and girls from participating in intramural and interscholastic school sports consistent with their gender identity. Given the effective dates for the new laws, Arizona, pursuant to AB 1887, will be added to California’s travel restrictions list on September 28, 2022.

Indiana
Indiana is being added to California’s state-funded travel restrictions list as a result of Indiana's passage of House Bill 1041, which was passed after the Indiana Legislature, on May 24, overrode the Indiana Governor’s veto. House Bill 1041 repeals existing protections and prevents transgender women and girls from participating in interscholastic school sports consistent with their gender identity. Given the effective date for the new law, Indiana, pursuant to AB 1887, will be added to California’s travel restrictions list on July 1, 2022.

Louisiana
Louisiana is being added to California’s state-funded travel restrictions list as a result of Louisiana's passage of Senate Bill 44, which was passed without the Louisiana Governor’s signature on June 6. Senate Bill 44 repeals existing protections and prevents transgender women and girls from participating in intercollegiate and interscholastic school sports consistent with their gender identity. Given the effective date for the new law, Louisiana, pursuant to AB 1887, will be added to California’s travel restrictions list on August 1, 2022.

Utah
Utah is being added to California’s state-funded travel restrictions list as a result of Utah's passage of House Bill 11, which was passed after the Utah Legislature, on March 22, overrode the Utah Governor’s veto. House Bill 11 repeals existing protections and prevents transgender women and girls from participating in interscholastic school sports consistent with their gender identity. Given the effective date for the new law, Utah, pursuant to AB 1887, will be added to California’s travel restrictions list on July 1, 2022.

For additional information regarding these changes, please visit the State of California Department of Justice.

UPDATE: September 29, 2021

On September 24, 2021, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that effective September 30, 2021, California will expand its prohibition on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Ohio as a result of new anti-LGBTQ+ legislation recently enacted in the state. For additional information regarding these changes, please visit the State of California Department of Justice.

UPDATE: August 23, 2021

On June 28, 2021, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that California will expand its prohibition on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia as a result of new discriminatory legislation signed into law in spring 2021. For additional information regarding these changes, please visit the State of California Department of Justice.

UPDATE: June 5, 2018

On June 1, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that effective June 22, 2018, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma as a result of discriminatory legislation Oklahoma signed into law on May 11, 2018. For additional information regarding this change, please visit the State of California Department of Justice.

EFFECTIVE: January 1, 2017

AB 1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The law also prohibits approval of state-funded or state-sponsored travel to states on the list. The restrictions apply to all CSU employees, officers, or members, as well as non-employee travelers, including students.