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CFO Patronis: Fraud Fighting Bill Passed off House Floor

3/3/2022

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

 
CFO Patronis: Fraud Fighting Bill Passed off House Floor
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on the House’s favorable passage of House Bill 749, Fraud Prevention, sponsored by Representative Clemons. This proposal increases penalties on unlicensed public adjusters who break the law; combats fraudulent telemarketing calls by requiring licensed warranty agencies to identity their full business name an license number immediately; forces big corporations to allow Floridians to easily cancel subscriptions; and empowers Florida policyholders by ensuring digital insurance applications will communicate with the digital driver’s license. The bill moves next to the Senate Floor.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I have made it my mission to empower and protect consumers, which is why I have fought this legislative session to force big corporations to allow Floridians to easily cancel subscriptions without forcing consumers to hop through a bunch of hoops. This legislation will work to ensure consumers can cancel a subscription service, the same way they signed up for it. The bill also helps crack down on annoying telemarketing calls and on insurance fraud by increasing penalties on unlicensed public adjusters. Thank you to Representative Clemons and Senator Gruters for working hard to make sure our Fraud Prevention bill crosses the finish line.”
 
To view CFO Patronis’s 2022 “Born Free” Legislative Priorities, click HERE.
 
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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).