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. Pam Faris (D-Clio) issued the following statement:

“It is no secret that our auto insurance rates are simply too high for drivers to afford, but the bill that came before us today would not have actually helped lower these high costs for Michigan drivers. Instead, it would give insurance companies greater power to manipulate the system and avoid reducing costs for drivers at all, while at the same time cutting the benefits drivers could receive. Michigan drivers don’t deserve that. Moving forward, I hope our bipartisan Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform package can receive a hearing. Unlike HB 5013, it is a solution that will truly side with the drivers of our state, providing them the tangible rate relief and high-quality benefits they need.”