State Sen. Nia Gill, who lost a public records court battle over auto insurance information today, said she will continue to review the issue that led to the records request.
“As Chair of the Commerce Committee, I sought information from the Department of Banking and Insurance as to how auto insurance companies used education and occupation to determine their insurance rates,” she said in a release.
“The issue we examined was whether the use of education and occupation, as factors in underwriting insurance, circumvented the prohibition of using race and income in determining automobile insurance rates.
“It has been asserted that the use of education and occupation has resulted in a discriminatory impact upon less educated, blue collar workers, and a disparate racial impact.
“I accept the court’s opinion on the OPRA matter and will take it under advisement as we review the statutory structure.”