Bill Text

Bill Information

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-517 State government: travel: political beliefs.(2017-2018)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 02/13/2017 09:00 PM
AB517:v99#DOCUMENT


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 517


Introduced by Assembly Member Harper

February 13, 2017


An act to add Section 11139.5 to the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 517, as introduced, Harper. State government: travel: political beliefs.
Existing law provides that a person in this state cannot be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under, a state program or activity, as specified, on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation. Existing law also prohibits a state agency, department, board, authority, or commission, as specified, from requiring or approving travel to states that have enacted laws that meet certain criteria.
This bill would prohibit a state agency, department, board, or commission, as specified, from prohibiting or denying travel to states on the basis of political beliefs.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11139.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11139.5.
 A state agency, department, board, authority, or commission, including an agency, department, board, authority, or commission of the University of California, the Board of Regents of the University of California, or the California State University, and the Legislature shall not do either of the following:
(a) Prohibit any of its employees, officers, or members from traveling to a state on the basis of political beliefs.
(b) Deny a request for state-funded or state-sponsored travel to a state on the basis of political beliefs.