CHAPTER 20. NATURAL RESOURCES.

§20-4-1. Legislative purpose.

The Legislature finds that equestrian activities are engaged in by a large number of citizens of West Virginia and that such activities also attract to West Virginia a large number of nonresidents, significantly contributing to the economy of West Virginia. Since it is recognized that there are inherent risks in equestrian activities which should be understood by participants therein and which are essentially impossible for the operators of equestrian businesses to eliminate, it is the purpose of this article to define those areas of responsibility and those affirmative acts for which the operators of equestrian businesses shall be liable for loss, damage or injury suffered by participants, and to further define those risks which the participants expressly assume and for which there can be no recovery.

Bills Affecting §20-4-1

2001 Regular Session: HB2923
2001 Regular Session: SB490
2002 Regular Session: HB2923
2015 Regular Session: HB2835
2015 Regular Session: HB2835
2015 Regular Session: SB508
2015 Regular Session: SB508
2016 Regular Session: SB485
2016 Regular Session: SB485
2017 Regular Session: HB2697
2017 Regular Session: HB2697
2017 Regular Session: SB28
2017 Regular Session: SB28
2018 Regular Session: HB2697
2018 Regular Session: HB2697
2018 Regular Session: HB4431
2018 Regular Session: HB4431
2018 Regular Session: HB4488
2018 Regular Session: SB285
2018 Regular Session: SB285
2019 Regular Session: HB2420
2019 Regular Session: HB2420
2019 Regular Session: HB2484
2019 Regular Session: HB2484
2019 Regular Session: SB15
2019 Regular Session: SB15
2019 Regular Session: SB132
2019 Regular Session: SB132
2020 Regular Session: SB36
2020 Regular Session: SB36