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CFO Jimmy Patronis: New Lobbyist Registration Will Benefit Consumers


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Contact: Anna Alexopoulos Farrar, 850.413.2842, 

CFO Jimmy Patronis: New Lobbyist Registration Will Benefit Consumers
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today released a statement on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s new policy for requiring lobbyists to register their efforts on behalf of their clients. This new policy comes after CFO Patronis called on Citizens to examine its internal Code of Ethics and consider options to increase transparency when it comes to lobbyist disclosure. The corporation’s President and CEO Barry Gilway presented a policy at the meeting of the Florida Cabinet today. 
“Requiring those who lobby Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to disclose what they are doing just makes good sense. I applaud Barry Gilway, the entire Board and staff for developing a policy that puts transparency at the forefront, said CFO Jimmy Patronis. "Considering Citizens Property Insurance Corporation provides coverage to more than 444,000 policyholders in our state, this new rule was needed and will benefit Florida consumers and businesses alike.”

About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).