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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of DFS Agency Legislation

5/3/2023
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of DFS Agency Legislation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement following the passage of House Bill 487, Department of Financial Services, by Senator Nick DiCeglie and Representative Michelle Salzman in the Florida House. The legislation will now move on to the Governor for signature. 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 Senator DiCeglie and Representative Salzman for guiding House Bill 487 to the finish line and bolstering the services of the Department of Financial Services. This bill will provide 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 moments notice while ensuring they have tools needed to protect themselves from dangerous carcinogens found in the field.” 

Senator Nick DiCeglie said, “It was a pleasure to sponsor this bill in the Florida Senate and see its final passage in the Florida House. Our first responders keep us safe and allow us to join the many freedoms we take for granted every day. Thank you to CFO Patronis for his leadership in helping champion House Bill 487 through the legislature and on to the Governor’s desk.”

Representative Michelle Salzman said, “Thank you to CFO Patronis for entrusting me with this important bill that will ensure our firefighters are well equipped to protect Florida’s communities. Also, I am grateful for the opportunity to improve our worker’s compensation laws and look forward to it being signed by the Governor.”

To view CFO Patronis’ 2023 “Keep Florida Free” Legislative Priorities, 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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