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The Office of the Governor operates pursuant to Article IV, Sections 1-21 of the South Carolina Constitution and SC Code of Laws 1-3-10, et seq. The Executive Control of State is comprised of the Governor, the Governor’s senior advisors, and support staff.

The senior advisors assist the Governor in formulating policy and carrying out his initiative through legislation, executive order, and policy statements. Programmatic responsibilities of the Office of Executive Policy and Programs are coordinated through the Executive Control of State.

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  • Veto of R-230, S. 1160 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05-19)
    Governor Henry McMaster vetoes R-230, S. 1160, which seeks to authorize the Board of Trustees of the Charleston County School District to receive a monthly stipend and to set the amount of the same.
  • Veto of R-272, H. 4973 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05-19)
    Governor Henry McMaster vetoes R-272, H. 4973, which principally pertains to special motor vehicle license plates for former members of the General Assembly.
  • Veto of R-237, H. 3209 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05-19)
    Governor Henry McMaster vetoes R-237, H. 3209, which seeks to, inter alia, expand the universe of criminal convictions that individuals can have expunged from their records and prevent most employers from considering such ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-19 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06-04)
    Governor Henry McMaster amends Executive Order 2017-43 to include a seven-day limitation on initial opioid prescriptions for acute and postoperative pain management.
  • Executive order no. 2018-18 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05-30)
    Due to the existing emergency in the State of North Carolina, this executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal commercial trucking rules and regulations that restrict certain registration, permitting, ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-16 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster proclaims an emergency due to low staffing levels at the Department of Corrections and directs that hiring at the Department be expedited.
  • Executive order no. 2018-15 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that William D. Lewis shall be suspended from his office of Sheriff of Greenville County and appoints Johnny Mack Brown as sheriff.
  • Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02)
    This proclamation from Governor Henry McMaster proclaims February 2018 as Vulnerable Adult Awareness Month.
  • Executive order no. 2018-13 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03-21)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists as a result of the crash at 1-26 and Secondary Route 50 and direct the South Carolina Department of Transportation to undertake actions to ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-12 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs that the South Carolina Department of Social Services shall not deny licensure to faith-based CPAs solely on account of their religious identity or sincerely held ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-11 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, March 2, 2018, in honor of Reverend BillyGraham and in ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-10 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-27)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster proclaims that an emergency exists due to contraband entering correctional facilities over exterior correctional facility walls and fences and orders the South Carolina State ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-09 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-21)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Charles J. Mock, Jr. to serve as Coroner of Clarendon County.
  • Executive order no. 2018-08 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-05)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work as directed on January 17th and 18th 2018, as a result of hazardous weather conditions.
  • State of the State Address 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-24)
    Transcript of annual speech given by Governor Henry McMaster to both houses of the state legislature in joint opening session to report on the condition of the state of South Carolina.
  • STAND FOR THE FLAG SUPER BOWL SUNDAY 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-04)
    This proclamation from Governor Henry McMaster proclaims February 4, 2018, as Stand for the Flag Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Executive order no. 2018-07 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags which are flown atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Friday, January 26, 2018, in tribute to Specialist Javion S. ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-06 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunup to sundown on Monday, January 22, 2018, in tribute to Master Deputy II Michael Robert Doty of the ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-05 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-20)
    Due to the existing emergency in the State of North Carolina, this executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal commercial trucking rules and regulations that restrict certain registration, permitting, ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-04 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-20)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists in the State of Georgia due to the effects of prolonged cold weather in Georgia and other parts of the United States, causing a high demand ...

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