LANSING — Today, following weeks of bipartisan negotiations, the House passed a sweeping overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance system. 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. Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) issued the following statement:

 “While the work is not done and there is more we can do, we were able to deliver Michigan citizens auto insurance reform and ensure that drivers receive the reductions they need. This plan will put an end to the use of discriminatory non-driving factors like zip code, gender, marital status, occupation, education level and home ownership status. It also allows seniors to opt out of PIP entirely, which will lower their rates significantly. High auto insurance costs have been an issue in our Downriver community for far too long; this plan provides long-term relief to those who have continued to pay the highest rates in the nation.”