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. 2022-20 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs immediate action to address potential environmental hazards associated with the USS Yorktown.
  • Executive order no. 2022-19 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs safeguards to ensure transparency and accountability in appropriations.
  • Executive order no. 2022-18 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster establishes the Honorary Sandlapper award to express gratitude to non-citizens of South Carolina.
  • Executive order no. 2022-17 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-24)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster order all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff on June 26, 2022 in honor of Deputy Austin Derek Aldridge of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office who died in ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-16 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs transportation waivers to address supply chain disruptions, including the suspension of the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-15 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05-16)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Matthew Durham as a member of Oconee County Council.
  • Executive order no. 2022-14 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05-02)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders an election be held for the vacant seat on the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees.
  • Executive order no. 2022-13 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-26)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, April 28, 2022, in honor of the passing of Officer Roy Andrew Barr ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-12 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work due to hazardous weather conditions.
  • Executive order no. 2022-11 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-31)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, length, width, weight, and load requirements for commercial vehicles responding ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-10 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, length, width, weight, and load requirements for commercial vehicles responding ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-09 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-02-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of former Secretary of Transportation, Harry Bancroft Limehouse, Jr.
  • Executive order no. 2022-08 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster waives certain trucking regulations due to supply chain disruptions.
  • Executive order no. 2022-07 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster grants leave with pay to state employees in certain counties due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions.
  • Executive order no. 2022-06 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds Executive Order no. 2022-04.
  • Executive order no. 2022-05 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster grants leave with pay to state employees in certain counties due to the closing of state offices caused by hazardous weather conditions.
  • Executive order no. 2022-04 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-14)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, length, width, weight, and load requirements, as fully set forth below, for ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-03 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster, in order to provide better computer network security, directs state agencies to use shared services offered by the South Carolina Department of Administration. Office of ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-02 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes and directs the Department of Health and Human Services to perform a comprehensive review and analysis of the DMH's School Mental Health Services Program.
  • Executive order no. 2022-01 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-01-03)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on January 4, 2022 in honor of Peden Brown McLeod, a former representative and senator, who died December 30, 2021.

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