A bill still alive in the house would appropriate more funds directly to the Mississippi State Department of Health for the purpose of supporting the The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill was authored by Rep. Hines and would give $500,000 in total.

House Bill 83

  1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
  2. SECTION 1. The following sum, or so much of it as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the State Department of Health for the purpose of supporting the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program of the department, which provides high quality, early screening, diagnosis and follow up to women in an effort to reduce morbidity and mortality due to breast and cervical cancer, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2019………………………………………………$500,000.00.