main menu page title feature menus content footer
My Florida C F O

CFO's Initiatives

Stay Connected

Follow the
Department of
Financial Services

Sign up for the CFO's

Press Release

News   RSS RSS   Press Office   Archive

CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Passage of DFS Agency Bill from Senate Appropriations Committee


For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Passage of DFS Agency Bill from Senate Appropriations Committee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s favorable hearing of Senate Bill 1408, which enhances 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. Senate Bill 1408 moves next to the Rules Committee.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As your CFO, I take my responsibility to fight for Florida families and communities seriously, which is why I continue to advocate for legislation that will build a better, stronger Florida. Our agency bill will help Florida’s firefighters in their battle against cancer, strengthen our fight against fraudsters and bad actors, and boost the protection of victims of sexual harassment by barring their personal information from being flaunted by the media. I thank President Simpson and Senator Burgess for their support of our agency package, and I look forward to working together to enhance DFS services to better support 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).