Madison, WI (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed a bill that would lower minimum car insurance coverage levels.
Insurance would still be mandatory under the Republican bill, but motorists would have to purchase less coverage liability and uninsured drivers.
The bill would wipe out higher minimums Democrats approved in 2009. Republicans maintain those levels have made car insurance more expensive.
The Senate approved the bill last month. The Assembly approved an identical version 61-34 on Tuesday. Democrats used a procedural move to delay Assembly Republicans from sending the Assembly version over to the Senate.
The GOP can move the Assembly bill to the Senate during the Assembly's next regular floor session. It was unclear when that may fall, but the move would clear the way for the governor to sign the measure.