CSU Travel Restrictions Effective January 1, 2017­ Update

In early December we shared that the CSU travel procedures were updated for the passage of Assembly Bill 1887. You will recall that AB1887 is a California law that restricts state agencies from requiring its employees to travel to any state that has enacted a law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. This legislation introduced certain travel restrictions for University travelers effective January 1, 2017. The campus travel policy and procedures have been modified to ensure compliance with the law. Our travel procedures now include the following:

  • CSULB travelers are defined as employees and non-employees, including students and volunteers.
  • All CSULB travelers are restricted from traveling to any of the affected states unless one of the following legislative exceptions applies:
    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.
  • If travel to a prohibited state meets one of the legislative exceptions, supporting documentation is to be provided with the travel claim.
  • No campus funds may be used for travel to a restricted state, including state or auxiliary funds. If one of the stated exceptions applies, then either state or auxiliary funds may be used to support the travel.
  • All travelers are required to review the Attorney General's website to determine if their destination is in an affected State before they book their travel. The complete list of affected states will be maintained on the California State Attorney General's website.
  • If a destination is added to the state website AFTER travel has been booked, the travel may occur.
  • The college and or department is responsible for maintaining compliance for each of their travelers