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Statement by CFO Sink on the House Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council’s Unanimous Passage of Her Legislation to Reduce Risk of Assessments

2/21/2008

CONTACT:  Tara Klimek or Kevin Cate
(850) 413-2842  
 
TALLAHASSEE— Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink today applauded the Florida House Jobs & Entrepreneurship Council for unanimously passing PCB JEC 08-01 – the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Risk Reduction Bill. 
 
“On the eve of another Hurricane Season, the Legislature has taken an important step to reduce the risk of billions in assessments forced on Floridians when we have a bad storm,” said CFO Sink. “I thank Chairman Reagan and the members for their leadership on this bipartisan proposal and for recognizing the tremendous impact of these hidden taxes on the people of Florida.”
 
As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink  oversees the Department of Financial Services, a multi-division state agency responsible for management of state funds and unclaimed property, assisting consumers who request information and help related to financial services, and investigating financial fraud. CFO Sink also serves as the State Fire Marshal.