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. 2022-33 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Terence R. Wilson from office as a member of the Town Council of the Town of Mayesville.
  • Executive order no. 2022-32 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10-14)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Earl Morell from office as a member of the Town Council of the Town of Allendale.
  • Executive order no. 2022-31 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes the establishment of the SC EV Economic Development Initiative and directs that the DEW undertake actions to enhance the EV workforce.
  • Executive order no. 2022-30 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10-10)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work due to the hazardous weather conditions of Hurricane Ian.
  • Executive order no. 2022-29 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-10-05)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Columbia Police Officer, Tyrell Owens-Riley who who died in the line of duty.
  • Executive order no. 2022-28 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs the Adjutant General to place the National Guard on active duty, to authorize the Department of Transportation to suspend certain certain rules for ciomercial vehicles ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-27 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-09-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster formalizes the South Carolina Cybersecurity Ecosystem Coordination Initiative.
  • Executive order no. 2022-26 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-08-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff on August 13, 2022 in honor of Corporal Sara K. Weaver of the Florence County EMS who died in the line of duty.
  • Executive order no. 2022-25 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-29)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints John Benca to serve as auditor of Anderson County.
  • Executive order no. 2022-24 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-29)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders the flags atop the state capitol be lowered to half-staff on July 30, 2022 in honor of the passing of Reverend McKinley Washington, Jr., previous member of the House ...
  • Executive order no. 2022-23 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Ralph A. Martino from office as a member of the town council of the town of St. George.
  • Executive order no. 2022-22 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Brantly Tomlinson to serve as a member of Kershaw County Council.
  • Executive order no. 2022-21 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Robert Lee Love, Jr. to serve as Supervisor of Union County.
  • 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.

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