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. 2018-36 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-15)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the mandatory medical evacuation and general population evacuation orders for Georgetown and Horry Counties due to Hurricane Florence.
  • Executive order no. 2018-35 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-15)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the previous directive to close state government offices in certain counties that were closed due to Hurricane Florence.
  • Executive order no. 2018-34 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-15)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders a rescission of mandatory medical and general population evacuation for Berkeley County, Charleston County, Dorchester County, and Edisto Beach that was due to the ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-33 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the special primary runoff in connection with the election to fill the vacancy on Dorchester County Council for the seat representing District One shall be held ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-32 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the previous directive to close state government offices (to include state-supported colleges, universities, and technical colleges) and schools that was issued in ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-31 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-11)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster rescinds the mandatory medical evacuation and general population evacuation orders for certain counties of the state he had placed in an earlier order.
  • Executive order no. 2018-30 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-10)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders temporary closure in specified counties of state schools and government offices, including state-supported colleges, universities, and technical colleges due to the ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-29 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-10)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders an evacuation of all persons located in coastal areas of the state that may be impacted by Hurricane Florence.
  • Executive order no. 2018-27 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster that due to Hurricane Florence, suspends the federal rules and regulations that establish certain registration, permitting, length, width, weight, load, and hours of service ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-26 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-08)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster declares that a State of Emergency exists in South Carolina due to Hurricane Florence.
  • Executive order no. 2018-25 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08-26)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster orders that the flags atop the State Capitol Building be lowered to half-staff until sunset on the day of Senator John McCain’s internment in tribute to Senator McCain’s ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-24 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08-24)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster order that a special election shall be held on November 6, 2018, to fill the vacancies on the Town Council for the Town of Govan.
  • Executive order no. 2018-21 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07-13)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster directs DHHS to exercise the authority granted in Proviso 33.16 of the Fiscal Year 2018–19 General Appropriations Act to expend such appropriated and carry-forward funds as ...
  • Executive order no. 2018-20 

    McMaster, Henry; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06-12)
    This executive order by Governor Henry McMaster appoints a commission to investigate annexation of certain areas in Horry County and Georgetown County.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1969-05-02)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair clarifies the curfew ordered on May 1, 1969.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1969-05-01)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders a curfew for Charleston due to wide-spread acts of violence and threats of violence, common disregard for the law and disorders of a general nature.
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1969-04-30)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair orders an election for the offices of Intendent and Wardens of the Town of Snellings South Carolina.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1969-04-29)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair rescinds the Executive Order issued on April 29, 1969 concerning riots at Voorhees College.
  • Executive order and proclamation 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1969-04-29)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair directs law enforcement to aid Vorhees College in order to minimize the danger of life, limb, and property due to acts of violence and threats of violence at the college.
  • Executive order 

    McNair, Robert E.; South Carolina Office of the Governor (South Carolina State Library, 1969-04-02)
    This executive order by Governor Robert E. McNair establishes the Office of the South Carolina Highway Safety Program.

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