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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Telephone Solicitation Bill from House Committee

4/19/2021

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 19, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Telephone Solicitation Bill from House Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the House Commerce Committee’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 House floor for action. 

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Unsolicited telemarketing calls have become an epidemic in our state. Not only are these calls extremely annoying, they can often lead to fraudulent activity and even identity theft. We have got to put an end to bad actors trying to make a quick buck. I’m proud to support House Bill 1307 to empower Floridians to fight back against unwanted calls and end the practice of incessant telemarketer solicitation. Thank you to Speaker Sprowls, Chair Ingoglia and Representative Beltran for making this issue a top priority to protect all Floridians.”

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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).