Statement from state Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) on his vote against House Bill 5013:

Friday, November 3, 2017

LANSING — Last night, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass. In response, state Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) issued the following statement:

“In the more than 30 years I have spent working for the people of Genesee County in Lansing, I have witnessed time and again that the best policies for the people of our state come from bipartisan, bicameral processes that may take some time, but in the end are always worthwhile. I am sad that the process by which House Bill 5013 came to fruition was focused on a single group’s ideas, and because the bill would not provide drivers in my district any real rate relief, I could not in good conscience vote for it. Instead, I support the bipartisan Fair and Affordable No-Fault Reform package, which will help Michigan drivers keep their costs down while still receiving world-class benefits. I am hopeful this package will receive a hearing and vote in committee soon.”