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. 2021-28 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Jerald E. Sanders from the Office of Mayor of the town of Swansea.
  • Executive order no. 2021-27 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-07-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Vicki J. Cook to serve as Auditor of Allendale County,
  • Executive order no. 2021-26 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-15)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Alice M. Kirkland to serve as Treasurer of Allendale County,
  • Executive order no. 2021-25 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that an emergency still exists due to COVID-19 and gives measures to be taken.
  • Executive order no. 2021-24 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster issues transportation waivers due to the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company.
  • Executive order no. 2021-23 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs emergency measures be taken with regards to face coverings, vaccine passports, healthcare services, social distancing and voluntary COVID-19 testing,
  • Executive order no. 2021-22 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-07)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that a state emergency still exists and emergency measures are still in effect.
  • Executive order no. 2021-21 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-30)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders a run-off election for the office of Mayor for the Town of Estill.
  • Executive order no. 2021-20 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs emergency measurers, transportation waivers and enforcement measures be continued during the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • Executive order no. 2021-19 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders the Department of Social Services to prevent placements of unaccompanied migrant children into residential group care facilities or other foster care facilities in ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-18 

    South Carolina Office of the Governor; McMaster, Henry (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-07)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that a state of emergency still exists due to the COVID-19 pandemic and directs measures to taken to mitigate the pandemic including emergency measures, transportation ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-17 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs pharmaceutical and medical supply industries to maximize their involvement in procuring and manufacturing medical supplies.
  • Executive order no. 2021-16 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-26)
    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. 2021-15 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that a state of emergency still exists due to the COVID-19 pandemic and directs measures to taken to mitigate the pandemic including emergency measures, transportation ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-14 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that flags be flown at half-staff on March 13, 2021 in honor of Fire Chief William Edward McNeill, Jr, who died in the line of duty.
  • Executive order no. 2021-13 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that a state of emergency still exists due to the COVID-19 pandemic and directs measures to taken to mitigate the pandemic including emergency measures, transportation ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-12 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-05)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster concerns modification, consolidation, and continuation of previous emergency measures, emergency requirements regarding face coverings, emergency restrictions regarding ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-11 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-01)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster concerns modification, consolidation, and continuation of previous emergency measures, emergency requirements regarding face coverings, emergency restrictions regarding ...
  • Executive order no. 2021-10 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-21)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and directs certain actions be taken such as transportation waivers and protection of first responders.
  • 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.

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