Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued a public service announcement urging Floridians to prepare for post-storm insurance claims now by taking photo and video evidence of the outside and inside of their homes before and after the storm. Tropical Storm Ian is expected to become a major hurricane prior to making landfall. Please visit PrepareFL.com to find the resources you need to keep you and your family safe before, during, and after the storm.
Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is recognizing September as National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is recognized each September to promote family, community, and nationwide disaster planning year-round. The 2022 theme is “A Lasting Legacy.” As Invest 98L has a 90% chance of development over the next 5 days, the CFO is urging Floridians to begin preparing for a potential extreme weather event as early as next week.
Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a statement following recent media reports that credit card companies are going to start tracking gun and ammunition sales. The reports state that major credit card companies such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express have decided to apply a new sales code to distinguish firearm purchases at U.S. gun stores. Additionally, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled on a Texas bill (NetChoice V. Ken Paxton), establishing that major corporations, including banking institutions, do not have a right to limit American’s constitutional rights.
Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released draft legislation that he will pursue for the upcoming legislative session to fund efforts to combat IRS overreach. The legislation would incentivize Florida small businesses to fight back against the IRS by making them financially whole if retaliation is proven. This legislation represents another pillar of the CFO’s Four Part “IRS Protection Plan to Fight Back Against a Shakedown Targeting Florida.”