Governor Orders State Agencies to Ensure Compliance with Russian Sanctions

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing all state agencies and departments to ensure their contractors are complying with economic sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s attacks on Ukraine. The order requires state agencies and departments within the Governor’s Administration to review their contracts for commodities, services, and technology and to terminate any contracts with entities that are subject to economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.

The order further requires state agencies and departments to direct all grantees and contractors with agreements valued at $5 million or more to report their compliance with economic sanctions and on steps they are taking in response to the matter, such as halting financial transactions with Russian entities, not transferring technology to Russian entities, and supporting the Ukrainian government and people.

Executive Order N-6-22 is available here. Additional information is available here.