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. 2015-19 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2015-08-24)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley suspends Rodney Dean Turner from the office of mayor of the town of Lyman.
  • Executive order no. 2015-06 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2015-02-13)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley appoints Charles “Sonny” Reel as Clerk of Court of Edgefield County
  • Executive order no. 2014-27 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2014-05-12)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley that due to a winter storm in February suspends the requirements relating to length, width, weight, load, and time of service for commercial and utility vehicles carrying ...
  • Executive order no. 2014-26 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2014-04-29)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley declare that an emergency exists as a result of the damage caused by a train striking the Cypress Gardens Road Bridge in Berkeley County and directs the South Carolina Department ...
  • Executive order no. 2014-25 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2014-04-28)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley appoints William E. "Earl" Wells as Coroner of Lexington County.
  • Executive order no. 2014-24 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2014-04-10)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley that due to a winter storm suspends the requirements relating to length, width, weight, load, and time of service for commercial and utility vehicles carrying unmanufactured ...
  • Executive order 2014-23 final report 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2014-08-07)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley establishes the State Employee Code of Conduct Task Force. This report gives recommendations for a Code of Conduct for state employees and for the manner in which employees ...
  • Executive order no. 2014-23 

    Haley, Nikki, 1972-; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2014-04-09)
    This executive order by Governor Nikki Haley establishes the State Employee Code of Conduct Task Force.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-12-31)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West orders that Departments and Agencies of State Government are hereby individually and severally charged with the duty of assuring the continuity of the State Government in ...
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-12-11)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West creates the South Carolina Health and Social Development Policy and Planning Council.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-12-04)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West creates the South Carolina Community Development Commission.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-12-03)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West orders Election Commission of the County of Georgetown is directed to conduct an election for County Council.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-12)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West creates the South Carolina Occupational Information System Consortium.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-11-20)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West appoints a commission to study and report on the facts pertinent to annexation of land from Richland County to Lexington County.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-11-14)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West orders the Department of Corrections comply with the United Nations' "Standard Minimum Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners."
  • [Executive order] 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-11-04)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West requests withdrawal of the 30 October 1974 Executive Order signed by the Governor and Secretary of State relative to matters pertaining to the South Carolina Water Resources ...
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-10-29)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West reinstates John Jerry Williams to the Board of Directors of York County and dismisses John A, Gill from that office.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-03-07)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West appoints a committee to study all facts related to an annexation of land from Aiken County to Edgefield County.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-10-21)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West directs that an election be held for the annexation of land from Charleston County to Colleton County.
  • Executive order 

    West, John C.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1974-10-01)
    This executive order by Governor John C. West suspends Shelley J. Stewart as supervisor of York County and reinstates J. Ed Allen to the position.

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