Governor Cuomo has issued Executive Orders #155 and #156 banning state-funded or state-sponsored non-essential travel to the states of North Carolina and Mississippi based on laws in those states that create the grounds for discriminatory practices. These travel bans are in effect until lifted by the Governor’s Office. To comply with the Executive Orders, travel may not be scheduled nor expenses incurred for College-related travel to these areas. Exceptions to the ban include travel to enforce a NY State law, to meet prior contractual obligations, or for the protection of public safety, welfare and security. Prior approval for travel under an exception must be obtained from the Vice President of Finance and Administration before travel can be authorized; requests should be submitted to Betty Tirado, Director of Business Services. Travel booked to these states without prior approval may not be reimbursed and is at the risk of the purchaser.
Similar legislation pending in other states could result in additional travel bans. If further restrictions are placed, the campus community will be notified.
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