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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Foreign Influence Bill from Florida Senate


For Immediate Release: Monday, April 26, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Foreign Influence Bill from Florida Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement applauding the Florida Senate’s favorable passage of House Bill 7017, Foreign Influence. Improving vendor transparency is a top priority of the CFO. Last September, he issued a directive strengthening transparency requirements for vendors that do business with the Department of Financial Services (DFS). The legislation will now head to Governor Ron DeSantis for signature.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As CFO, I’ve made it my mission to safeguard public dollars, and that includes fighting for vendor transparency to ensure Floridians know how their tax dollars are being used. I am pleased with this legislation that will protect public dollars, strengthen transparency and accountability of public grants and contracts, and reveals foreign support for public entities is now headed to the Governor’s desk. Thank you to President Simpson, Speaker Sprowls, Senator Diaz and Representative Grall for your efforts to help shed light on who our state does business with.”


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).