LANSING — Today House Bill 5013, one of several plans introduced to reform auto no-fault in Michigan, passed out of committee. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Today I put forward an amendment to strikeout redlining, to ensure that the people of Detroit would not be left behind in the conversation to advance Fair and Affordable Insurance, as reflected in House Bill 5111, and I’m disheartened that the amendment failed.

“As a member of Michigan’s 99th Legislature I realize that this is one of the most important issues that we will tackle to provide Michigan drivers the relief they deserve. Our auto no-fault system is broken because it pits districts against each other as those outside of Detroit refuse to remove territorial rating non-driving factors that are in statute. If we’re truly one Michigan, it is incumbent on leadership to seek ways to provide rate relief statement, as the amendment proposed by my colleague Tim Greimel would have done, yet that amendment failed as well.

“I am hopeful that the bipartisan package for Fair and Affordable Insurance receives a hearing as members on both sides of the aisle have united for statewide rate relief in that package.”