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


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Passage of DFS Agency 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 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 Senate floor for action.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Since taking office, I have fought to bolster DFS’ ability to better support Florida families and communities. I’m proud that our agency bill will make a positive impact by aiding Florida’s firefighters in their battle against cancer, enhancing our fight against fraudsters and bad actors, and protecting sexual harassment victims by prohibiting their personal information from being exposed by the media. I appreciate President Simpson, Chair Passidomo and Senator Burgess for supporting for our agency package, which will strengthen DFS services to the citizens and businesses of Florida.”

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).