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. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) issued the following statement:

“Michiganders have grown tired of their astronomically high premiums, and I am proud to support this plan to bring them the relief they deserve. This bill will ban the use of non-driving factors in rate setting while still protecting drivers with the coverage they need. It is not perfect, but it is an excellent step in the right direction.”