LANSING — Yesterday, House Democrats filed a discharge petition to bring House Bill 5124, which would provide immediate auto insurance rate relief for seniors aged 62 and older, to the House floor for a vote. Republican leadership refused them the opportunity for the bill to be considered. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement: 

“If there is one thing we should all be in agreement on, it’s that Michigan seniors should not be forced to pay for double coverage. We have an opportunity in this bill to save them thousands of dollars a year, so to not even allow it to be considered is nothing short of political gamesmanship. As member of the Families, Children and Seniors Committee, our bipartisan efforts seek to make Michigan seniors a priority. I am hopeful that Speaker Tom Leonard is willing to move beyond the failure of last week by moving this bipartisan, common-sense legislation forward. Refusal to do so would be only hurting the seniors of our state. They deserve better, and that’s why we’re fighting to see a vote on this bill.”