Law & Order

West Virginia Legislature Passes Motorsport Responsibility Act

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

West VirginiaWest Virginia lawmakers passed SEMA-supported legislation to establish the Motorsport Responsibility Act, which would define areas of responsibility and assumed risks by participants for recreational and commercial motorsports facilities. The bill now awaits approval by Governor Jim Justice.

Enactment of The Motorsport Responsibility Act will reduce liability insurance premiums and allow racing venues to invest the savings—such as in promotion—increasing tourism and creating more jobs in the state.

In February, representatives from SEMA and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI), and other members of West Virginia’s motorsports community, traveled to Charleston to raise awareness and advocate for the bill with state lawmakers.

Click here to contact Gov. Justice in support of the Motorsport Responsibility Act.   

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