LANSING — Following weeks of bipartisan negotiations, the House passed a sweeping overhaul of Michigan’s no -fault auto insurance system today. The final plan 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 Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), who voted in favor of the plan, issued the following statement:

“Throughout my time in office, auto insurance costs have been one of the top concerns I hear about in my district. This legislation offers a compromise that directly reduces rates, removes discriminatory non-driving factors and helps reduce fraud and waste in the system. I’m glad we were able to take steps in the direction Michiganders have been asking for for years.”