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CFO Jimmy Patronis Joins Governor DeSantis in Jacksonville to Sign Anti-ESG Legislation

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842


CFO Jimmy Patronis Joins Governor DeSantis in Jacksonville to Sign Anti-ESG Legislation

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis joined Governor DeSantis, Speaker Paul Renner, Senator Erin Grall, and Representative Bob Rommel in Jacksonville to sign House Bill 3 which prohibits financial institutions from discriminating against consumers for their beliefs, barring the consideration of "ESG Credit Scores;” and permanently prohibiting SBA fund managers from considering ESG factors when investing the state's money.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Today, the State of Florida and Governor DeSantis said loud and clear that woke, ESG-fueled corporate activism will not be tolerated in our state. Big thanks to Speaker Renner, Senator Grall and Representative Rommel on passing this great piece of legislation and for their commitment to protecting Florida’s economy from woke ESG standards. Many businesses across the country have been forced by asset managers and bankers to adopt ESG; turning their focus from making sound fiscal decisions to pushing politically fueled ideology. Floridians deserve a banking system that continues to work for them and should feel confident knowing that their investments are protected. HB 3 will not only provide those protections from ESG standards, but it will increase confidence in Florida’s marketplace.”


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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