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. 2018-28 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-10)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders a mandatory evacuation of all health care facilities licensed by DHEC and located in Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry ...
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1968-04-09)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair proclaims that a state of emergency exists within a five-mile radius of the city limits of Columbia; and in order to minimize the dangers to life, limb and property, ...
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1968-04-06)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that all sales of alcoholic liquors be hereby prohibited in York, Lancaster and Cherokee Counties until this order is rescinded.
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1968-03-04)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair rescinds the Executive Order issued February 9, 1968, and declares it no longer of force and effect.
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1968-02-10)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that the Order of February 9, 1968, establishing a State of Emergency in the City of Orangeburg be, and the same is hereby made and extended to include the County ...
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1968-02-09)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair proclaims that a state of emergency exists in the City of Orangeburg; and in order to minimize the dangers to life, limb and property authorizes, orders and directs: That ...
  • Executive order no. 23 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-10-03)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair suspends George W. Page, Jr., from. the office of Magistrate for Anderson County until this action shall be approved or disapproved by the Senate of South Carolina at its ...
  • Executive order no. 22 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-08-09)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair commissions the Honorable Ralph W. Drake, Probate Judge of Greenville County, South Carolina, to preside in the Probate Court for Laurens County in all matters relating to ...
  • Executive order no. 21 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-06-06)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair suspends Marion J. Erwin from the office of Judge of Probate of Abbeville County, and do appoint Earle S. Nickles of Abbeville County, South Carolina, in his stead until ...
  • Executive order no. 20 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-03-30)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that the Town Council of the Town of Cowards, Florence County, is directed to hold a recall election for the office of Intendent on April 29, 1967.
  • Executive order no. 19 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-03-29)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that there is created the State Planning and Grants Division under the Office of the Governor and an Advisory Council on State Planning and Grants.
  • Executive order no. 18 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-02-09)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that an election be held in a portion of Charleston County, proposed to be annexed to Dorchester County on the 14th day of March, 1967, upon the question of annexing ...
  • Executive order no. 17 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-02-09)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that the Director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections deliver Edward Shamray and Timothy Lindow into the custody of Sheriff Zollie Compton or his duly ...
  • Executive order no. 16 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-01-19)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair commissions the Honorable Tench P. Owens to act as Special Judge to hear a case due to the fact that Robert L. Gray, Judge of the Civil and Domestic Relations Court for ...
  • Executive order no. [15] 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1967-05-18)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair assigns the responsibility for statistical coordination to Thomas P. Evans, Director, Division of Statistical Research, South Carolina Budget and Control Board.
  • Executive order no. 15 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1966-10-08)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders that an election be held in Oconee County that is proposed to be annexed to Pickens County, and in Pickens County on the 8th day of November, 1966, upon the question ...
  • Executive order no. 14 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1966-09)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair commissions the Honorable Ralph W. Drake, Probate Judge of Greenville County, South Carolina, to preside in the Probate Court for Laurens County in all matters relating to ...
  • Executive order no. 13 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1966-09-12)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair commissions the Honorable Austin R. McElhaney of Greenwood, South Carolina, to preside in the Court of Probate for Abbeville County in all matters relating to the administration ...
  • Executive order no. 12 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1966-07-18)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair establishes the Interagency Council on Water Resources, a nonprofit entity. The Interagency Council on Water Resources shall be the official agency to receive and disburse ...
  • Executive order no. 11 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1966-06-29)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair directs that all personnel of the Commission for the Aging, except the Director and the Confidential Secretary, shall be covered by the Merit System as now prescribed for ...

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