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Pilot program to provide mobile showers for the homeless could be coming to JSU #billoftheday

By: Sarah Ulmer - January 16, 2018

Rep. Chris Bell

Rep. Bell has submitted a bill that could aid in combating personal hygiene problems of the homeless or people who don’t often have access to restroom and shower facilities. The bill HB 124 would be called the Mobile Personal Hygiene Pilot Program Act of 2018 and would be established within Jackson State University.

House Bill 124

  1. This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the “Mobile Personal Hygiene Pilot Program Act of 2018.”
  2. SECTION 2. (1) (a) There is established within the Jackson State University School of Public Health a three-year mobilepersonal hygiene pilot program, hereinafter referred to as the”pilot program,” to provide a mobile facility that travels throughout the State of Mississippi and provides shower and bathroom facilities to individuals who are homeless, to enable such individuals to tend to their personal hygiene. (b) The pilot program shall be administered by the Jackson State University School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Aaron and Ollye Shirley Foundation.
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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state.
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