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. 2021-09 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster removes Amy V. Cofield from the office of Director of the State Accident Fund.
  • Executive order no. 2021-08 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-07 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-06 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster reinstates Edward James McIver as a member of the Florence School District 1 Board of Trustees.
  • Executive order no. 2021-05 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-19)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster requires that flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on January 20, 2021 due to the death of Lance Corporal Melton Gore of the Horry County Police Department who ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-04 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster requires that flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on January 13, 2021 due to the death of Deputy Jonathan David Price of the Marion County Sheriff's Office who ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-03 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-07)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-02 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster requires that flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on January 8, 2021 due to the death of Sergeant Gordon W. Best of the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-01 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-04)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Suzette C. Murphy as Auditor of Lancaster County due to a vacancy there.
  • Executive order no. 2020-77 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a public health emergency for the State of South Carolina due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Executive order no. 2020-76 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-18)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Dalhi Nanette Myers from the office of a member of the Richland County Council and appoints Cheryl D. English to take her place.
  • Executive order no. 2020-75 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Executive order no. 2020-74 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-04)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster requires that flags on the state capital building be flown at half-staff on December 6, 2020 due to the death of Judge G. Ross Anderson.
  • Executive order no. 2020-73 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-25)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-72 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-71 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster authorizes leave with pay for those state employees of Oconee County who were absent from work due to the weather conditions of Tropical Storm Zeta.
  • Executive order no. 2020-70 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate emergency measures, protection of first responders, transportation waivers, ...
  • Executive order no. 2020-69 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-11-06)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Kerry Trent Kinard from the Bamberg City Council in Bamberg County.
  • Executive order no. 2020-68 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-27)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Robert Anderson Strickland, Jr. from the office of sheriff of Colleton County and appoints Charles Lytle Ghent as sheriff in his place.
  • Executive order no. 2020-67 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-24)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency in South Carolina due to the COVID-19 pandemic and orders appropriate measures to deal with it.

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