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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida is Fighting Back Against the Central Bank Digital Currency

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 9, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida is Fighting Back Against the Central Bank Digital Currency
~ Applauds Governor DeSantis for Signing Legislation to Protect Florida from CBDC-fueled federal overreach ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis applauded Governor Ron DeSantis for signing SB 7054, which defines “Central Bank Digital Currency,” and prohibits its use as money within Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “The last thing our country needs is a federally controlled Centralized Bank Digital Currency weaponized by the Biden Administration. It’s just another way for Floridians to have their vital financial information surveilled and controlled by the federal government. No one asked for this, and Florida won’t let it stand. Every day, your privacy and financial freedoms are under attack, but thankfully we have leaders like Governor DeSantis fighting to Keep Florida Free.”

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).