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, state Rep. John Cherry (D-Flint) issued the following statement:


“As state legislators, we are here to make a better Michigan. We are here to address the problems that face our community. This bill addressed numerous issues that our community faces with auto-insurance including discriminatory rate setting, rate reduction and control, and maintaining health benefits for auto accident victims. The bill will provide the opportunity for thousands of Michiganders who are currently driving without insurance the ability to purchase auto-insurance. I voted yes on this bipartisan auto no-fault reform legislation to lower costs and protect coverage for Michigan drivers.”