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BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Pappageorge Introduces No Fault Bill In Michigan Senate

February 26, 2014 by Steven M. Gursten

Sen. Pappageorge jumps into the No Fault insurance reform battle

Sen. John Pappageorge
Sen. John Pappageorge (R-13th District)

Since last Thursday, all eyes have been on Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marsall).  That’s when Speaker Bolger introduced his new “reform” bill of Michigan’s auto No Fault laws.

That gave Sen. John Pappageorge (R-13th District) time to quietly introduce his own bill in the Michigan Senate yesterday.

His bill, Senate Bill 818, was referred to the Senate’s Insurance Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Joe Hune (R-22nd District) and on which Sen. Virgil Smith (D-4th) serves as a member.

Both Sen. Hune and Sen. Smith have previously introduced and supported unsuccessful but very different efforts to dismantle Michigan’s auto No Fault laws.

Sen. Pappageorge’s bill is 51-pages and I’m  in the process of reading through it now. My analysis of this latest plan will be coming soon.

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Here’s a link to Sen. Pappageorge’s Senate Bill 818:

In the meantime, I will continue analyzing Speaker Bolger’s so-called No Fault “reform” plan.

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2 Replies to “BREAKING NEWS: Sen. Pappageorge Introduces No Fault Bill In Michigan Senate”

  1. My husband has a C5/C6 spinal cord injury , which also includes a closed head injury since 1996. He is 47 years old and we are near the proposed cap after near eighteen years. We are petrified and fear the dismantling of this law will cause an early death for my husband.

    1. Denise,
      We’re very sorry to hear about your husband’s injuries. Hearing all of the seemingly endless debate about No Fault and whether and/or how it may be changed must be horribly stressful for your husband, you and your family. In terms of a cap on No Fault medical benefits, you may be interested to know that Sen. Pappageorge’s plan does not include a cap on No Fault medical benefits. House Bill 4612 from last year and Speaker Bolger’s plan both include No Fault medical caps. Should either of those plans be passed into law, one of the hugely important issues will be whether the Legislature decides to make the cap retroactive to existing and open claims or to only those claims that are filed after the effective date of any new law. Thank you for sharing your insight, concerns and your experience.

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