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. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“Today we took a step to give drivers across Michigan auto insurance policies that put them first. This plan ensures rate reductions by offering a choice of PIP coverage levels. Now the members of my community will finally be able to afford coverage without sacrificing everything else.”