LANSING — Following weeks of bipartisan negotiations, the House passed a sweeping overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance system today. The final bill includes several provisions put forward by House Democrats including the elimination of non-driving rate-setting factors, guaranteed rate reductions and increased consumer protections.  In response, state Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:


“My support for this legislation was contingent upon its ability to begin addressing the issues facing families in our community – burdensome insurance premiums and using non-driving factors to determine rates. The bill that passed the House today is a step in the right direction, but I wish it would have gone further to provide protections to Michigan drivers. Our communities deserve a better long-term deal and I am looking forward to continued discussion on auto insurance reform.”