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. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) issued the following statement:

“This reform is the result of weeks of negotiations about how to provide Michiganders real rate relief while banning the use of many non-driving factors in determining those rates. While this plan is not ideal as it continues to allow insurers to consider credit scores and where you live in determining your rates, I voted yes because I am confident it will provide Michigan families the rate reductions they need. With that, I am hopeful that we will continue bipartisan work on this issue and address some of these shortfalls after this legislation is signed into law.”