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.

  • Executive Orders, 1965-2010
    The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has made available digitized executive orders between 1965 and 2010.

Recent Submissions

  • Executive order no. 2019-36 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares vacant the office of Sheriff of Greenville County and appoints Johnny Mack Brown to serve as Sheriff of Greenville County until a special election is held to elect ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-35 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-07)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in tribute to Fire Engineer Paul E. Quattlebaum, Jr. ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-34 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-02)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work due to the state of emergency and hazardous weather conditions associated with Hurricane Dorian.
  • Executive order no. 2019-05 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-01-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work as directed on December 10 and 11, 2018 due to hazardous weather conditions and corresponding ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-33 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-20)
    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 Monday, September 23, 2019, in honor of the passing of Dr. Emily ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-32 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-20)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to halfstaff from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 22, 2019, in honor of the passing of A. Lane ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-31 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the evacuations orders previously issued as well as the closing of state offices and schools.
  • Executive order no. 2019-30 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-05)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the evacuation orders issued in earlier orders as well as rescinding the closings of state governments and schools.
  • Executive order no. 2019-29 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders the closure of all state government offices and public schools, to include state-supported colleges, universities, and technical colleges, in the following counties: ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-28 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders the evacuation, effective at noon, September 2, 2019, of all persons located in certain evacuation zones and directs that specified units of the South Carolina National ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-27 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders a mandatory medical evacuation of all healthcare facilities licensed by DHEC and located in certain evacuation zones.
  • Executive order no. 2019-25 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08-30)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists in the State of South Carolina and suspends the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, length, ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-24 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08-27)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Angela C. Topper to serve as Coroner of Hampton County.
  • Executive order no. 2019-23 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08-26)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that an election shall be held on November 5, 2019, to determine whether part of Georgetown County shall be annexed or transferred to Horry County.
  • Executive order no. 2019-22 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster creates and establishes the South Carolina 2020 Complete Count Committee.
  • Executive order no. 2019-21 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06-20)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs that all Cabinet agencies shall conduct a comprehensive review of existing FOIA policies, practices, and procedures to ensure that the same are compliant with both ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-20 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-29)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends John Corey Jackson from the office of Mayor of the City of Dillon.
  • Executive order no. 2019-19 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster approves the April 09, 2019 South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Executive order no. 2019-18 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-21)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to halfstaff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, May 24, 2019, in honor of the passing of Ronald "Ronnie" ...
  • Executive order no. 2019-17 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work as directed on April 19, 2019, due to hazardous weather conditions and corresponding early ...

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