Executive orders as issued by the governor are not laws, but do have the same binding nature. Executive orders are usually based on existing constitutional or statutory powers of the Governor and do not require any action by the state legislature to take effect. Executive orders are numbered sequentially for a calendar year and may address agency closings due to inclement weather, may call the legislature into special session, may address county or city officials who have violated their elected positions.

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  • Executive order no. 2017-05 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Moshen A. Baddourah as City Councilman of Columbia.
  • Executive order no. 2017-04 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders the State Election Commission to hold a special election to fill the vacancy in the office of the Fifth Congressional District due to the resignation of Representative ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-03 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-10)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley grants leave with pay to state employees in certain counties from January 7, 2017 to January 9, 2017 due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions.
  • Executive order no. 2017-02 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-10)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley orders the Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Department of Transportation to waive certain size and weight restrictions for vehicles due to the emergency ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-01 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-01-06)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley declares that a State of Emergency exists in South Carolina due to pending effects of severe winter weather. She further proclames that regulations deemed necessary to insure ...
  • Executive order no. 2016-45 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-10)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley provides written notice to all members of the Richland County Recreation Commission Board of the specific charges brought against them showing cause for removal from office. ...
  • Executive order no. 2016-44 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-03)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley determines that an emergency exists in the State South Carolina for the limited purpose of complying with the declaration of emergency in the State of Georgia and hereby ...
  • Executive order no. 2016-43 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-03)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley establishes the Crime Victims Services Transition Team to address operational matters surrounding the execution of consolidating and co-locating crime victims services from ...
  • Executive order no. 2016-42 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11-01)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley declares October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12, 2016 to be legal holidays for banks and savings and loan institutions in the State of South Carolina that were forced to close due ...
  • Executive order no. 2016-41 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10-20)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki R. Haley grants leave with pay to state employees absent from work as directed from Saturday, October 8, 2016 through Wednesday, October 12, 2016 as a result of the hazardous weather ...

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