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. LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“No one in Michigan needs auto insurance rate relief more than the families of Detroit, and thankfully that relief is one step closer to reaching them. By joining together to tackle the roots of skyrocketing rates, we can begin delivering real results right now for those suffering the most. Though it’s taken us a long time to get to this point and the plan is not perfect, I am glad we have taken the first steps to truly address the needs of our community. That being said, much more is needed to be done in the immediate future to ensure equity is realized across the board in auto no-fault insurance rates.”