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, some guarantees of rate reductions and increased consumer protections. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“After decades of gridlock, Michigan has moved the line forward on reforming our auto insurance system. I supported this legislation because it made strides in ending discriminatory rate-setting practices such as the use of ZIP codes, gender, credit score, and education level in determining premiums, and added layers of accountability and transparency. This was a step in the right direction, but there is much more to still be done. I am committed to continuing conversations on how to make even more improvements to our broken auto insurance system and ensuring that the stated outcomes by proponents of this bill are realized by the residents of Dearborn, and all of Michigan.”