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CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Signing of Catalytic Converter Anti-theft Legislation

5/25/2023
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Signing of Catalytic Converter Anti-theft Legislation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement following Governor Ron DeSantis signing Senate Bill 306 into law. This legislation creates the "Catalytic Converter Antitheft Act"; which addresses tampering with and theft of catalytic converters.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “The theft of catalytic converters has been rampant throughout the state of Florida, and our law enforcement professionals have been battling catalytic converter theft in our communities for some time now. It’s a dangerous crime that puts all vehicle owners in harm’s way. This new law will provide more teeth in the fight to prevent these types of crimes and will ensure Florida consumers are protected from bad actors. A huge thank you to Governor DeSantis for signing this legislation and to Senator Boyd and Representative Hawkins for working hard this past legislative session to keep Florida safe.”

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

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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).

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