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Restrictions on UC Travel to Certain States Lifted

December 4, 2023

A version of this message was sent Oct. 5 to campus staff who work directly with financial matters. This version was published Dec. 4 in Monday Memo.

California no longer restricts government-funded travel to states that had enacted anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. The change, cited by UCOP, applies to university-related travel at UC Merced.

A legislative bill rescinding the seven-year-old restrictions was signed by Gov. Newsom in September. An announcement from Newsom’s office said the legislation also creates a public awareness project that will consult with community leaders to promote California’s values of acceptance and inclusion. The bill's sponsor, state Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, has referred to it as the Bridge Project.

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