Sent to the KFS-Update mailing list on June 26, 2017
California Assembly Bill No. 1887 prohibits the use of state funds for travel to states that have passed a law after June 26, 2015, that (1) authorized discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; or (2) repealed existing state or local protections against such discrimination.
The list of states where travel restrictions apply was updated on June 23 and now includes: Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. The prohibited list can change, and the most up-to-date list is located on the State Attorney General's website: https://oag.ca.gov/ab1887.
AB 1887 provides a number of exceptions (see the link below for details) and does not affect travel that is paid for or reimbursed using non-state funds. Additionally, Trips booked prior to June 23, 2017, to the four newly added states – Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Texas – are permissible on state funds. Trips booked after that date must comply with AB 1887 rules.