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California State-Funded Travel Ban

Over the summer, California expanded its ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel, which initially had been put in place on January 1 (when state measure AB 1887 became law). The recent expansion now includes Texas, which may impact travel to the WE17 conference in Austin, TX for those being funded through California state funds. Per AB 1887, monies that are appropriated by the legislature, either as part of the budget process or continuously appropriated (e.g., tuition and fees) may not be used to pay for travel to the current list of banned states unless the travel falls under one of the exceptions noted in the legislation. However, it is important to note that monies received by a campus auxiliary organization, like a SWE section, may be used for such travel, consistent with campus and auxiliary policies. Private funds may also be used for such travel.

For those who may be state funded, you can go to the Califonia State AG page to find out more.

NOTE: This doesn’t impact private institutions.