On Tuesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis held a video conference with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to give insight on issues including COVID-19 response and recovery, business liability protections, and the state of Florida’s fiscal health and economy.
Patronis served on the Executive Committee of Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Re-Open Florida Task Force.
“Today, I was glad to join the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to discuss important issues impacting our state and the Southwest Florida business community as we work together to safely re-open Florida in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a former small business owner myself, I am passionate about supporting Florida’s small businesses,” Patronis said.
I outlined my pursuit of vital legislation next year to take away incentives for lawyers to engage in predatory ‘sue and settle’ tactics and shield our small businesses from liability for COVID-19 related claims. We can’t allow our state’s recovery to be inhibited by the constant threat of lawsuits that will put people out of business and inevitably jack up insurance rates for people who are trying to make an honest living,” said Patronis.
“It was great to hear directly from local Chamber leadership today and address their questions and concerns related to COVID-19 recovery. Thank you to Chamber President and CEO Michael Dalby and the entire team at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for working tirelessly to help us build a better, stronger Florida,” Patronis added.