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Mike Ryhal

  • Former South Carolina Legislator

Sponsored Bills

H 4207

A House Resolution To Recognize And Honor The Midlands Dixie Youth Ozone All-Star Baseball Team And Coaches For A Remarkable Season And To Congratulate Them For Winning The 2016 Dixie Youth World Series Championship Title.

  • Introduced May 02 2017

H 3103

A Bill To Amend The Code Of Laws Of South Carolina, 1976, By Adding Section 11-1-130 So As To Require A Nonprofit Organization To Provide Certain Financial Disclosures Before Receiving A Contribution Of Funds From A State Agency.

  • Introduced Dec 15 2016
  • Referred to Committee on Ways and Means Jan 10 2017

H 4325

A Concurrent Resolution To Congratulate S.W.A.T.A. (Spiritual Women Awakening To Authority) On The Occasion Of Its Tenth Anniversary And To Honor The Organization'S Founder, Dr. Marcia L. Bailey.

  • Introduced May 10 2017
  • Scrivener's error corrected May 12 2017

H 4361

A House Resolution To Honor And Recognize Dr. Judith A. Franchini Of Lexington County For Her Committed Service To The Education Of Young Minds In South Carolina And To Wish Her Success In All Her Future Endeavors.

  • Introduced Jun 06 2017
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