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. Brian Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“I am proud to stand with my Governor in bringing real and significant auto insurance reform that will lower rates for my people. Together we were able to agree on a plan that doesn’t ask us to trade the wellbeing of Michigan’s hardworking families for insurance company handouts. This is the comprehensive reform my people have been waiting for to start moving their families forward.”