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CFO Patronis Legislative Update for April 20, 2023

4/20/2023

CFO Patronis Legislative Update for April 20, 2023

Senate Bill 246 – Florida Kidcare Program Eligibility (Senator Calatayud) – This legislation increases the income eligibility threshold for coverage under the Florida Kidcare program; enrollees under the program are based on a tiered system of uniform premiums and federal approval through a waiver or state plan amendment.

  • Senate Bill 246 was reported favorable in the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee today.

Senate Bill 748 – My Safe Florida Home Program (Senator Boyd) – This legislation will expand eligibility requirements so more Floridians can protect their homes against storms and reduce premiums.

  • Senate Bill 746 was reported favorable in the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee today.

Senate Bill 1158 – Department of Financial Services (Senator DiCeglie) – 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.

  • Senate Bill 1158 was reported favorable in the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee today.

Senate Bill 7052 - Insurer Accountability (Banking and Insurance Committee) – This bill increases provisions of consumer protection and insurer accountability in Florida.

  • Senate Bill 7052 was reported favorable in the Senate Fiscal Policy today.

 Senate Bill 7054 - Central Bank Digital Currency (Banking and Insurance Committee) – This bill aims to amend Florida's Uniform Commercial Code to expressly prohibit the use of digital currencies controlled by a government central bank.

  • Senate Bill 7054 was reported favorable in the Senate Fiscal Policy today.

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

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Communications Team                                      

CFO Jimmy Patronis

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