LANSING — Following weeks of bipartisan negotiations, the House passed a sweeping overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance system today. The final bill includes several provisions put forward by House Democrats including the elimination of non-driving rate-setting factors, guaranteed rate reductions and increased consumer protections.  In response, Rep. Wendell Byrd (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Buying auto insurance or putting food on the table shouldn’t be a choice that families have to make. I am pleased to finally be able to provide real rate relief to my community as part of this overhaul of our state’s auto insurance. We still have work to do completely but this plan is a step in the right direction and will bring rate relief to Michiganders.”