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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of COVID Liability Bill from Senate Rules Committee


For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of COVID Liability Bill from Senate Rules Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the Senate Rules Committee’s favorable hearing of Senate Bill 72. The Senate Rules Committee merged health care liability protections into SB 72, which extends protections to general businesses. This was the final committee stop for SB 72 before going to the Senate floor.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I have spent the last few months traveling the state advocating for vital liability protections for our state’s small businesses and health care workers. While I have spent most of my life in the restaurant business, I know that even on a good day, it can be tough making payroll. COVID-19 has changed everything, and we must do what we can to protect and support our fellow Floridians and ensure Florida’s economy is on the right track to bounce back from this pandemic. I applaud the Florida Senate for moving this important legislation forward and thank President Simpson and Senator Brandes for their hard work on this critical issue.”

About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official 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).