LANSING — Tonight, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. Patrick Green (D-Warren) issued the following statement: 

“I could not support House Bill 5013 because this does not bring the rate relief or other changes to no-fault that we need. This is a plan that only offers potential rate reductions if drivers agree to significant cuts in benefits. This is a bad deal for my constituents, and all Michiganders, and I could not vote for it. Now that this bad bill has failed, it is time to consider the Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform package, which offers real rate relief without forcing drivers to sacrifice coverage, by reforming factors that actually influence rates. This plan saves money for seniors, bans the practice of using factors such education level and Zip Code to determine rates, and fights fraud while increasing transparency. That is plan that I can vote for, and is the plan that Michigan drivers deserve.”