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Rashida Tlaib's new bill prohibits use of consumer information when setting car insurance rates

Posted at 5:31 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 17:26:58-04

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib says current auto insurance rates are discriminatory, and a bill she has introduced would separate the use of credit scores from the equation.

On Monday, Tlaib will be talking more about the bill in front of an auto insurance company on Detroit's west side.

The bill would prohibit the use of consumer reports and consumer information in making any determination involving auto insurance.

Back in March, Tlaib grilled auto executives about the practice and, shortly after, released plans for the bill. The bill's focus is on how non-driving factors impact the cost of auto insurance rates.

During Monday's press conference, Tlaib will be joined by local politicians to talk about non-driving factors that impact auto insurance rates in Michigan.

Additionally, she'll hold a town hall event Wednesday night at Focus: HOPE in Detroit. Tlaib will be joined by State Rep. Tyrone Carter along with Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo and state Senator Stephanie Chang.