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. 2021-41 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-12-09)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster reinstates Barbara Crosby as a member of the Board of Trustees of Dorchester School District no. 2.
  • Executive order no. 2021-40 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-23)
    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. 2021-39 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-15)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs that flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on November 19, 2021 in honor of the late Senator Hugh K. Leatherman.
  • Executive order no. 2021-38 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11-04)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster challenges vaccine mandates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Executive order no. 2021-37 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that state flags be flown at half-staff on October 2, 2021 in honor of the passing of Representative Jimmy C. Bales.
  • Executive order no. 2021-36 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-28)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Toni S. Allen to serve as Judge of Probate for Union County.
  • Executive order no. 2021-35 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-23)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster suspends Barbara Crosby from the Board of Trustees of Dorchester County School District no. 2.
  • Executive order no. 2021-34 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-22)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that state flags be flown at half-staff on September 24, 2021 in honor of Lieutenant John Stewart of the Lake City Police Department who died in the line of duty.
  • Executive order no. 2021-33 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-09-03)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that state flags be flown at half-staff on September 4, 2021 in honor of the passing of Representative Lucille Simmons Whipper.
  • Executive order no. 2021-32 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-30)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs the Adjutant General to place the National Guard on active duty to aid the state of Louisiana during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
  • Executive order no. 2021-31 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-20)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders an election be held for the Florence County School District Four's Board of Trustees.
  • Executive order no. 2021-30 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-16)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints Sheila E. Carpenter to serve as treasurer of Cherokee County.
  • Executive order no. 2021-29 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2021-08-16)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints J. Ryan Thomas to serve as auditor of Cherokee County.
  • 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.

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