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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Legislation to Fight Telemarketing Calls from House Committee


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Legislation to Fight Telemarketing Calls from House Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the House Civil Justice and Property Rights Subcommittee’s favorable hearing of House Bill 1307. The legislation is aimed at curbing the epidemic of unsolicited telemarketing phone calls that plague the phone lines of Floridians on a daily basis. In February, the CFO highlighted his support of this legislation. HB 1307 moves next to the Commerce Committee.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “We all know how disrupting telemarketing calls can be throughout the day. It seems like the moment you sit down for dinner with your family after a long day, the phone rings and it’s a telemarketer trying to sell you something. The fact is, these calls are not only extremely annoying, they can lead to fraudulent activity and even identity theft. I’m supporting legislation to fight back to protect Floridians and to put an end to bad actors trying to make a quick buck. I am proud to support this legislation and thank you to Chairman Wyman Duggan for putting HB 1307 on the agenda and Representative Beltran for sponsoring this bill and working to protect Floridians.”    

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).