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As the first week of the 2020 Legislative Session comes to a close, my team is making significant progress in advocating for important issues for Floridians. This week, several bills I support passed committee stops including measures to protect firefighters from cancer with important equipment, crack down on fraud against our veterans and prohibit insurance companies from using your genetic code against you. Below are updates on some of my top legislative priorities this year.

Supporting Florida’s Firefighters
Firefighter Cancer Decontamination Equipment Grant Program bills (HB 487 by Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff and SB 1092 by Sen. Aaron Bean) passed committees in the House and Senate. This legislation builds on CFO and State Fire Marshal Patronis’ cancer prevention initiative to protect Florida’s firefighters from this deadly disease.

Protecting Veterans from Fraud and Scams
The Florida Veterans Protection Act (SB 294 by Sen. Tom Wright and HB 167 by Rep. Bobby Payne) passed committees in the House and Senate. CFO Patronis is supporting this important legislation to protect Florida’s 1.5 million Veterans from fraud and scams.

Supporting Law Enforcement Officers
Bills regarding Law Enforcement Vehicles (SB 476 by Sen. Ed Hooper and HB 307 by Rep. Bobby Payne) passed committees in the House and Senate. Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis stands with law enforcement on this important legislation.

Securing Data Privacy for Floridians
HB 1189 (Rep. Chris Sprowls) Genetic Information for Insurance Purposes passed the Health & Human Services Committee. CFO Patronis supports measures to protect Floridians DNA data from falling into the wrong hands or being used against consumers in insurance matters.

I thank our great legislative team and all of the key bill sponsors for their hard work on behalf of our state. Together, we’re working to build a better, stronger Florida.


Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida

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