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. Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights) issued the following statement:

“Previous plans considered by the Legislature did not fully address the fundamental problems with our auto insurance system, which is why my colleagues and I have been committed to continued talks. It is clear that taking our time was the right way to go. The plan we passed today will actually lower rates while ensuring drivers can keep the world-class coverage they deserve.”