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CFO Jimmy Patronis Applauds Passage of Telephone Solicitation Bill from Florida House


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the Florida House’s favorable passage of Senate Bill 1120. The legislation, which now heads to Governor DeSantis for signature, will help curb unsolicited telemarketing phone calls that plague the phone lines of Floridians daily. In February, the CFO highlighted his support of this legislation.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “With Floridians spending more time on their devices than ever before, criminals have pivoted to technology to defraud consumers. Unsolicited telemarketing calls are more than just a nuisance – they are a vehicle for fraud and scams nationwide. I was proud to champion this important bill that will help protect consumers and put an end to scam artists trying to prey on Florida families. A huge thank you to President Simpson, Speaker Sprowls, Senator Gibson, Senator Gruters and Representative Beltran for working to protect Floridians.” ###   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).