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CFO Patronis Statement on Tax Package Passage from House Committee


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Patronis Statement on Tax Package Passage from House Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement upon passage of the Florida House of Representative’s tax package from the Appropriations Committee. The House’s tax package included the CFO’s “Home Hardening” initiative, which provides tax relief to homeowners to “harden” their homes from storms by installing impact-resistant windows, impact-resistant doors, and impact-resistant garage doors. The CFO was in Committee to advocate for the initiative. The tax package moves next to the House Floor.
CFO Jimmy Patrons said, “I was honored to speak in the House Appropriations Committee today in support of our Home Hardening initiative to help Floridians strengthen their homes while saving on taxes and insurance premiums. A huge thank you to Chair Trumbull, Representative Bobby Payne, Representative DiCeglie, and Senator Gruters. In Florida, it’s not if, but when a storm will strike and I am committed to helping Florida families harden their homes against storms while lowering their insurance premiums. There is no doubt that this is a practical way of saving folks money while incentivizing homeowners to better protect their homes from hurricanes. Thank you to House leadership for doing right by Floridians by including the home hardening initiative in their tax package and I thank them for their hard work.”
In an effort to fight insurance premium hikes CFO Jimmy Patronis announced the Home Hardening proposal in October of 2021 at a meeting of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The CFO also formed fraud fighting squads along the I-4 corridor, a hot spot for insurance related fraud, to crack down on the kind of fraud that contributes to increasing insurance rates. 
To view CFO Patronis’s 2022 “Born Free” Legislative Priorities, click HERE.
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).