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.

Recent Submissions

  • Executive order no. 2017-25 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders the evacuation, effective 10:00 a.m., September 9, 2017, of all persons located in the specified barrier islands in Jasper County (Knowles Island and Tulifinny Island), ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-21 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal rules and regulations that restrict certain registration, permitting, length, width, weight, load, and hours of service requirements, further directing ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-33 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-27)
    Due to Hurricane Maria, this executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs the Adjutant General to place on state duty and utilize the South Carolina National Guard personnel and equipment requested through the Emergency ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-32 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-20)
    Due to the threat of hazardous weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, several state government offices were closed, delayed, or dismissed early. This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster grants leave with pay to ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-31 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-18)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Megan C. Elkins to serve as Treasurer of Barnwell County, effective immediately due to the resignation of Wendall Gibson, Jr.
  • Executive order no. 2017-30 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-14)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs the Adjutant General to place on state duty and utilize the South Carolina National Guard personnel and equipment requested through the Emergency Management Division ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-29 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds Exlecutive Order No. 2017-22, effective 10:00 a.m., September 13, 2017 due to the fact that the effects of Hurricane Irma and the foregoing concerns and conditions ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-28 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that September 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12, 2017, shall be legal holidays for banks and savings and loan institutions in the State of South Carolina that were forced to ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-24 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the mandatory medical evacuation order for the counties of Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Horry, effective at 2:00 PM on September 8, 2017.
  • Executive order no. 2017-23 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-07)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders a mandatory evacuation of all healthcare facilities, licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control located in the designated evacuation zones.
  • Executive order no. 2017-22 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-07)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that all dam and reservoir "Owners," as defined in section 49-11- 120(9) of the South Carolina Code of Laws, evaluate the water level in their impoundment to determine ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-20 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that a State of Emergency exists in South Carolina and directs that the South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan be placed into effect. He also directs that all ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-19 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-31)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that because of Hurricane Harvey, an emergency exists to suspend the federal rules and regulations that restrict certain registration, permitting, length, width, ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-18 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-31)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster states that because the state of Georgia declared a state of emergency due to the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Harvey, that he directs the South Carolina Department of ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-17 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-29)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster states that whereas Texas has been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and has requested assistance from South Carolina under the terms of the Emergency Management Assistance ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-16 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-24)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that whereas Michael Andrew Singleton, a member of the Town Council of the Town of Norway, has been indicted by a Grand Jury he orders that Mr. Singleton be suspended ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-15 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-24)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs all state agencies to take any and all necessary actions to cease providing state or local funds, whether via grant, contract, state-administered federal funds, or ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-14 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08-04)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Gregory W. Anderson, Esquire to serve as Judge of Probate for Edgefield County, effective immediately, until the next general election.
  • Executive order no. 2017-13 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster states that because of a declaration of emergency exists in the State of North Carolina due to a major power outage impacting the Outer Banks islands of Hatteras and Ocracoke, ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-12 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that a new special referendum election be held on September 19, 2017, and designates and appoints the County Board of Elections to perform the necessary official ...

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