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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Signing of DFS Agency Legislation

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 25, 2023
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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Signing of DFS Agency Legislation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis applauds Governor Ron DeSantis for signing House Bill 487, Department of Financial Services, by Senator Nick DeCiglie and Representative Michelle Salzman. This legislation provides measures to allow for firefighters’ charitable donations by creating a Direct Support Organization (DSO) to support financial efforts to protect their communities and provide life-saving equipment and resources.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Thank you to Governor DeSantis for singing this important bill that bolsters the services of the Department of Financial Services. This bill provides our firefighters the resources and support they need to protect Floridians and keep them safe. As Florida’s State Fire Marshal, I have made it one of my top priorities to ensure our fire service professionals are well equipped and prepared to act at moment’s notice while ensuring they have tools needed to protect themselves from dangerous carcinogens found in the field. A huge thank you to Senator DiCeglie and Representative Salzman for championing this great piece of legislation.”

To view CFO Patronis’ 2023 “Keep Florida Free” Legislative Victories, click HERE.


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).