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. 2018-16 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster proclaims an emergency due to low staffing levels at the Department of Corrections and directs that hiring at the Department be expedited.
  • Executive order no. 2018-15 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-04-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that William D. Lewis shall be suspended from his office of Sheriff of Greenville County and appoints Johnny Mack Brown as sheriff.
  • Executive order no. 2018-13 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03-21)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists as a result of the crash at 1-26 and Secondary Route 50 and direct the South Carolina Department of Transportation to undertake actions to ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-12 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-03-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs that the South Carolina Department of Social Services shall not deny licensure to faith-based CPAs solely on account of their religious identity or sincerely held ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-11 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, March 2, 2018, in honor of Reverend BillyGraham and in ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-10 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-27)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster proclaims that an emergency exists due to contraband entering correctional facilities over exterior correctional facility walls and fences and orders the South Carolina State ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-09 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-21)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Charles J. Mock, Jr. to serve as Coroner of Clarendon County.
  • Executive order no. 2018-08 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-02-05)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work as directed on January 17th and 18th 2018, as a result of hazardous weather conditions.
  • Executive order no. 2018-07 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags which are flown atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Friday, January 26, 2018, in tribute to Specialist Javion S. ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-06 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunup to sundown on Monday, January 22, 2018, in tribute to Master Deputy II Michael Robert Doty of the ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-05 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-20)
    Due to the existing emergency in the State of North Carolina, this executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends the federal commercial trucking rules and regulations that restrict certain registration, permitting, ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-04 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-20)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists in the State of Georgia due to the effects of prolonged cold weather in Georgia and other parts of the United States, causing a high demand ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-03 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that January 3, 2018, and January 4, 2018, shall be legal holidays for banks and savings and loan institutions in the State of South Carolina that were forced to ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-02 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work as directed on January 3, 4, 5, and 8, 2018, as a result of a winter weather conditions for ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-01 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01-17)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for affected state employees who were absent from work as directed on December 8, 2017, as a result of a winter weather advisory for portions of the ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-45 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12-29)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency exists in the State of North Carolina due to the effects of prolonged cold weather in North Carolina and other parts of the United States, causing ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-43 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12-18)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to develop and publish a two-part policy applicable to all healthcare providers DHHS reimburses directly ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-42 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12-18)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster proclaims that a statewide public health emergency exists in South Carolina relating to opioid misuse and abuse, opioid use disorder, and opioid-related deaths.
  • Executive order no. 2017-41 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunup to sundown on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in tribute to Corporal James Eric Chapman of the ...
  • Executive order no. 2017-40 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol building be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in honor of Chief Justice Earnest A. Finney who died on December ...

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