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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of DFS Agency Bill from House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee

3/17/2021

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of DFS Agency Bill from House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee’s favorable hearing of House Bill 1209, which bolsters the Department of Financial Services (DFS) efforts to support firefighters, better protect victims of sexual harassment, and focus on protecting Floridians from fraud and scams. HB 1209 will move next to the State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Every year as CFO, I have been focused on further supporting Floridians by enhancing the services provided by the Florida Department of Financial Services. House Bill 1209 aims to enhance our vital fraud fighting efforts, further supports Florida’s firefighters in their battle against cancer, and better protects victims of sexual harassment by prohibiting those who fall under the Risk Management Program from engaging in retaliatory conduct. A huge thank you to Speaker Sprowls, Chair Nick DiCeglie and Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff for their leadership and support of our agency package.”

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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).