West Virginia Off-Highway Vehicle Legislation Dies as Legislature Adjourns

Legislation (H.B. 2880) to require the state to create and publicly post a list of state-managed areas where the operation of off-highway vehicles by the public is permitted died when the legislature adjourned for the year.  The bill was not given consideration by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.  The bill recognized the fact that publicizing recreational opportunities in the state for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts is an important tool to promote tourism in the state and strengthen the local economy.

Separate legislation (S.B. 380) to create a two-year pilot program permitting recreational vehicles on designated roads and trails in Cabwaylingo State Forest also died, despite having been approved by the West Virginia Senate.
Thank you to those who participated in supporting this bill.