LANSING, Mich., March 17, 2022 — Yesterday, House Republican Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) announced that he will not be taking up any reform bills to the 2019 Auto No-Fault law, breaking his caucus’ promise to legislators and the auto-accident victim community. The enactment of this law saw hundreds of auto accident survivors lose access to life sustaining care they need for their quality of life to continue. In response to the inaction and yesterday’s announcement from the speaker, state Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) issued the following statement:

“This is no time for inaction. Michigan residents are feeling the impact of changes to Auto No-Fault right now. Many individuals are losing necessary care, putting their lives at risk. The Legislature can fix this and should act now before the lives of more Michiganders are put in jeopardy.”

Bipartisan reform bills, co-sponsored by a majority of Michigan House members, have been introduced this session, yet Republican leadership has refused to bring these bills to a hearing and vote.