Oregon’s Liability Waiver Standard is
EXTREME AND OUT OF BALANCE
Recent court rulings have effectively nullified Oregon liability waivers, impacting the accessibility and affordability of recreation and fitness for people across our state. Oregon businesses are now paying significantly more for liability insurance than other western states. As a result, recreation and fitness providers are forced to either increase consumer costs or eliminate recreation options altogether. This will have a devastating effect on small businesses, rural communities and recreationists throughout the state. Without waiver reform, Oregon risks losing the tremendous societal and economic benefits recreation and fitness provide.
DON’T SHUT DOWN OREGON RECREATION
Recreation and fitness are vital to the livelihood and physical health of Oregonians. Restoring the viability of liability waivers in Oregon is crucial to the accessibility and affordability of recreation and fitness for people across our great state. To level the playing field and preserve recreational opportunities, Oregon should align with the same balanced liability waiver standard that exists in every other western state.
From after-school sports teams to working out in health clubs or enjoying Oregon’s forests and rivers, it is essential we preserve access to recreation for all our community. Skyrocketing liability insurance only makes it harder for businesses to provide affordable recreation and fitness options. Without waiver reform, Oregon risks losing the tremendous societal and economic benefits recreation provides.
We urge you to support Oregon recreation and fitness community by passing liability waiver reform this session.
You can sign the petition and have it delivered to your elected official. The entire outdoor recreation industry needs your support.