LANSING — Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass. In response, state Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) issued the following statement:

“I came to Lansing to improve the lives of Michigan residents and lowering auto insurance rates is at the top of my priorities. My family insures six cars, so I know firsthand how out of control the cost of auto insurance is. The reality is it will take a lot more than rubber stamping the insurance industry’s bill to responsibly lower auto insurance rates. Now that the insurance industry’s bill failed, I hope we can go back to the committee process and actually work together on a bipartisan package that will provide affordable and reliable auto insurance to every Michigan resident.”