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Executive Orders

2019-35 Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) -  Lowering the flags atop the State Capitol on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in honor of Fire Engineer Paul Quattlebaum of the Lexington County Fire Service

2019-34 Official (PDF)  | Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Leave with Pay Due to Hurricane Dorian

2019-33 Official (PDF)  | Text Alternative (PDF) - Lowering the flags atop the State Capitol on Monday, September 23, 2019 in honor of Dr. Emily England Clyburn.

2019-32 Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Lowering the flags atop the State Capitol on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in honor of Georgetown Sheriff A. Lane Cribb, Jr.

2019-31 Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Rescinding Remaining Evacuation Orders & Closures Due to Hurricane Dorian

2019-30 Official (PDF)Text Alternative (PDF) - Rescinding Evacuations & Closures for Beaufort, Jasper, & Colleton Counties 

2019-29 Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Closure of State Government Offices and Public Schools in the Following Counties: Beaufort, Jasper, Colleton, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry

2019-28 - Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Hurricane Dorian Evacuation Order

2019-27 - Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Mandatory Medical Evacuation Due to Hurricane Dorian

2019-26 - Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaring a state of emergency for Hurricane Dorian

2019-25 - Official (PDF) | Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending Transportation-Related Regulations in Connection with Hurricane Dorian

2019-24 Official (PDF) | 2019-24 | Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Angela C. Topper to serve as Hampton County Coroner

2019-23 - Official (PDF) | 2019-23 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Horry-Georgetown Annexation Election

2019-22 - Official (PDF) | 2019-22 - Text Alternative (PDF) - 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

2019-21 - Official (PDF) | 2019-21 - Text Alternative (PDF) - FOIA Compliance

2019-20 - Official (PDF) | 2019-20 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending the Mayor-Elect of Dillon, John Corey Jackson, effective immediately upon him taking the oath of office or otherwise attempting to exercise any authority as Mayor of the City of Dillon, whichever event occurs first.

2019-19 - Official (PDF) | 2019-19 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Approving the South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan and issuing certain directives related to the same

2019-18 - Official (PDF) | 2019-18 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Lowering the flags atop the State Capitol on Friday, May 24, 2019, in honor of Representative Ronnie Young 

2019-17 - Official (PDF) | 2019-17 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Leave with Pay Due to Severe Storms

2019-16 - Official (PDF) | 2019-16 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Removing Chester Sheriff Alexander Underwood from Office, and appointing Donald Max Dorsey, II as Interim

2019-15 - Official (PDF) | 2019-15 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Removing Florence Sheriff Kenny Boone from Office, and appointing former Sheriff William C. “Billy” Barnes as Interim

2019-14 - Official (PDF) | 2019-14 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Sen. Ernest F. Hollings

2019-13 - Official (PDF)2019-13 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Hazardous Pay in Lancaster County

2019-12 - Official (PDF)2019-12 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Chief Deputy Coroner Darryl M. Ables to serve as Aiken County Coroner

2019-11 - Official (PDF)2019-11 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering Special Election for Silverstreet Town Council

2019-10 - Official (PDF)2019-10 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Former Senator Billy Coleman

2019-09 - Official (PDF)2019-09 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Removing Richland County Election Commission

2019-08 - Official (PDF) | 2019-08 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Irene Rudnick

2019-07 - Official (PDF)2019-07 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Rudolph Mitchell, February 1, 2019

2019-06 - Official (PDF)2019- 06 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Spartanburg County Clerk of Court

2019-05 - Official (PDF)2019-05 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Employees Pay

2019-04 - Official (PDF)2019-04 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering New Election for Pickens County School Board District 7

2019-03 - Official (PDF)2019-03 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiving Transportation Regulations Due to NC Winter Weather

2019-02 - Official (PDF)2019-02 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Moffatt Burriss

2019-01 - Official (PDF)2019-01 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Edward Ivy Crosby, Jr. to Dorchester County Council

2018-63 - Official (PDF)2018-63 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Former Lieutenant Governor W. Brantley Harvey, Jr. December 17, 2018

2018-62 - Official (PDF) | 2018-62 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Amending S.C. Floodwater Commission

2018-61 - Official (PDF)2018-61 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending Certain Transportation Regulations Due to State of Emergency in North Carolina

2018-60 - Official (PDF) | 2018-60 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Former President George H.W. Bush and Declaring December 5, 2018, as a Day of Remembrance throughout the State of South Carolina

2018-59 - Official (PDF) | 2018-59 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Transfer of Disaster Recovery to the Department of Administration

2018-58 - Official (PDF) | 2018-58 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaring Vacancy on ETV Commission

2018-57 - Official (PDF) | 2018-57 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Member to Fill Vacancy on Dorchester County Council

2018-56 - Official (PDF) | 2018-56 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Former Congresswoman Liz Patterson

2018-55 - Official (PDF) | 2018-55 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Assistant Chief Dennis Straight

2018-54 - Official (PDF) | 2018-54 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaring Vacancy on Citadel Board of Visitors

2018-53 - Official (PDF) | 2018-53 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Paid leave to State Employees Due to Hurricane Michael

2018-52 - Official (PDF) | 2018-52 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Investigator Farrah Turner of Florence.

2018-51 - Official (PDF) | 2018-51 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Reinstating Mohsen A. Baddourah to Columbia City Council

2018-50 - Official (PDF) | 2018-50 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Authorization of the South Carolina Floodwater Commission 

2018-49 - Official (PDF) | 2018-49 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Consolidation of Recent EOs Suspending Transportation Regulations

2018-48 - Official (PDF) | 2018-48 - Text Alternative (PDF) - State of Emergency Due to Flooding and Potential Effects of Hurricane Michael

2018-47 - Official (PDF) | 2018-47 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Additional Transportation Waivers for Hurricane Florence

2018-46 - Official (PDF) | 2018-46 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Sgt. Terrence Carraway of Florence.

2018-45 - Official (PDF) | 2018-45 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Paid Leave to Georgetown County State Employees During Flooding

2018-44 - Official (PDF) | 2018-44 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Release of Remaining Mandatory Medical Evacuations Due to Effects of Hurricane Florence

2018-43 - Official (PDF) | 2018-43 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Evacuating Two Healthcare Facilities in Georgetown County

2018-42 - Official (PDF) | 2018-42 - Text Alternative (PDF) - State of Emergency Due to Major Disaster and Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

2018-41 - Official (PDF) | 2018-41 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspension of Nicole Holland

2018-40 - Official (PDF) | 2018-40 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Mandatory Medical Evacuation for Three Healthcare Facilities

2018-39 - Official (PDF) | 2018-39 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Paid Leave to State Employees Due to Hazardous Weather

2018-38 - Official (PDF) | 2018-38 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Paid Leave to State Employees Due to State of Emergency

2018-37 - Official (PDF) | 2018-37 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending Daniel Edward Johnson as Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit

2018-36 - Official (PDF) | 2018-36 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Rescinding Georgetown and Horry County Restrictions

2018-35 - Official (PDF) | 2018-35 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Partial Closure Rescission, Excepting Georgetown and Horry

2018-34 - Official (PDF) | 2018-34 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Partial Evacuation Rescission

2018-33 - Official (PDF) | 2018-33 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Rescheduling Local Election Due to Hurricane Florence

2018-32 - Official (PDF) | 2018-32 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Partial Closure Rescission

2018-31 - Official (PDF) | 2018-31 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Partial Evacuation Rescission

2018-30 - Official (PDF) | 2018-30 - Text Alternative (PDF) - School and Government Office Closures

2018-29 - Official (PDF) | 2018-29 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Hurricane Florence Evacuation Order

2018-28 - Official (PDF) | 2018-28 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Mandatory Medical Evacuation of Healthcare Facilities

2018-27 - Official (PDF) | 2018-27 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending Certain Motor Vehicle Regulations Due to Emergency

2018-26 - Official (PDF) | 2018-26 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaration of State of Emergency (Hurricane Florence)

2018-25 - Official (PDF) | 2018-25 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff in honor of Senator John McCain

2018-24 - Official (PDF) | 2018-24 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering Special Election for Town of Govan

2018-23 - Official (PDF) | 2018-23 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Removing Ware Falls Mayor John Kay Hansen from office

2018-22 - Official (PDF) | 2018-22 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in honor of SFC Christopher A. Celiz

2018-21 - Official (PDF) | 2018-21 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering SCDHHS to Utilize Carry Forward Funds to Continue Family Planning Program and to Terminate Abortion Clinics

2018-20 - Official (PDF) | 2018-20 - Text Alternative (PDF) -  Appointing of Commission to Investigate Annexation of Certain Areas in Horry County and Georgetown County

2018-19 - Official (PDF) | 2018-19 - Text Alternative (PDF)- Conforming EO 2017-43’s Opioid Prescription Limitation with Act 201 of 2018

2018-18 - Official (PDF) | 2018-18 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Temporary Suspension of Certain Motor Vehicle Regulations Based on State of Emergency in North Carolina

2018-17 - Official (PDF) | 2018-17 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on Monday, April 30, 2018, in honor of Deputy James L. Kirk, Jr. of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office

2018-16 - Official (PDF) | 2018-16 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiver of Regulations to Expedite Procurement and Assist with Staffing at the Department of Corrections

2018-15 - Official (PDF) | 2018-15 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Removing Greenville Sheriff Will Lewis from Office, and appointing former Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown to serve as interim.

2018-14 - Official (PDF) | 2018-14 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on March 2, 2018, in honor of Corporal Dale Hallman of the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office

2018-13 - Official (PDF) | 2018-13 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Directing Action to Replace Collapsed Bridge and Request Federal Relief

2018-12 - Official (PDF) | 2018-12 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Protecting Religious Liberty & Providing Regulatory Relief to Faith-Based Organizations

2018-11 - Official (PDF) | 2018-11 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on March 2, 2018, in honor of Rev. Billy Graham

2018-10 - Official (PDF) | 2018-10 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering SC State Guard to Assist Correctional Facilities

2018-09 - Official (PDF) | 2018-09 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Charles J. Mock, Jr. to serve as Clarendon County Coroner

2018-08 - Official (PDF)2018-08 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting State Employees Pay for January 17 and 18

2018-07 - Official (PDF)2018-07 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on January 26, 2018, in honor of Specialist Javion S. Sullivan, United States Army of the York County Sheriff’s Office

2018-06 - Official (PDF)2018-06 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on January 22, 2018, in honor of Detective Michael R. Doty of the York County Sheriff’s Office

2018-05 - Official (PDF)2018-05 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiving HOS and weight requirements due to wintry weather (NC)

2018-04 - Official (PDF) | 2018-04 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiving HOS and weight requirements due to wintry weather (GA)

2018-03 - Official (PDF)2018-03 - Text Alternative (PDF) - (declaring January 3-4, 2018, additional legal holidays for banks and savings and loan institutions)

2018-02 - Official (PDF)2018-02 - Text Alternative (PDF) - (granting leave with pay to certain state employees due to hazardous weather conditions on January 3, 4, 5, and 8, 2018)

2018-01 - Official (PDF)2018-01 - Text Alternative (PDF) - (granting leave with pay to certain state employees due to hazardous weather conditions on December 8, 2017)

2017-45 - Official (PDF)2017-45 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiving HOS Requirements due to NC Emergency

2017-44 - Official (PDF)2017-44 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing E. Madison “Matt” Stokes to serve as Orangeburg County Treasurer

2017-43 - Official (PDF)2017-43 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Directing the Department of Health and Human Services to Develop a Policy for Prescribing, Dispensing, and Administering Controlled Substances

2017-42 - Official (PDF)2017-42 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Proclamation of a Statewide Public Health Emergency and Establishment of the Opioid Emergency Response Team

2017-41 -Official (PDF)2017-41 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on December 13, 2017, in tribute to Corporal Chapman of the Johnston Police Department

2017-40 - Official (PDF)2017-40 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on December 9, 2017, in honor of Chief Justice Earnest A. Finney, Jr.

2017-39 - Official (PDF)2017-39 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointment of Edgefield County Coroner

2017-38 - Official (PDF)2017-38 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering that the flags atop the State Capitol be lowered to half-staff on November 27, 2017, in honor of Iris Rhodes Campbell

2017-37 - Official (PDF)2017-37 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Pay to Additional State Employees in Connection with Hurricane Irma

2017-36 - Official (PDF)2017-36 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending James H. Harrison as a Member of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Following his Indictment by the State Grand Jury

2017-35 - Official (PDF)2017-35 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Extending Assistance of National Guard to Puerto Rico

2017-34 - Official (PDF)2017-34 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Register of Mesne Conveyance for Charleston County

2017-33 - Official (PDF)2017-33 - Text Alternative (PDF) - SC National Guard on State Duty in Support of Puerto Rico

2017-32 - Official (PDF)2017-32 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Pay to State Employees

2017-31 - Official (PDF)2017-31 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Barnwell County Treasurer

2017-30 - Official (PDF)2017-30 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Sending National Guard Assistance to Florida Following Irma

2017-29 - Official (PDF)2017-29 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Rescind 2017-22

2017-28 - Official (PDF)2017-28 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaring September 6-12, 2017 Legal Holidays

2017-27 - Official (PDF)2017-27 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Lifting Hurricane Irma Evacuation Order

2017-26 - Official (PDF)2017-26 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Lifting Hurricane Irma Evacuation Order

2017-25 - Official (PDF)2017-25 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Hurricane Irma Evacuation Order

2017-24 - Official (PDF)2017-24 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Rescinding Evacuation Order for Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry

2017-23 - Official (PDF)2017-23 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Evacuation of Healthcare Facilities

2017-22 - Official (PDF)2017-22 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Direction to Evaluate  Dams and Reservoirs to Protect Life and Property

2017-21 - Official (PDF)2017-21 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiving HOS and weight requirements due to Hurricane Irma

2017-20 - Official (PDF)2017-20 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaration of State of Emergency (Irma)

2017-19 - Official (PDF)2017-19 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Waiving HOS and weight requirements due to Hurricane Harvey

2017-18 - Official (PDF)2017-18 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaration of State of Emergency (Harvey)

2017-17 - Official (PDF)2017-17 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Placing SC National Guard on State Duty in Support of Texas (Harvey)  

2017-16 - Official (PDF) | 2017-16 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending Michael Andrew Singleton from Norway Town Council

2017-15 - Official (PDF)2017-15 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering State Agencies to Cease Providing State or Local Funds to Medical Practices Affiliated with Abortion Clinics

2017-14 - Official (PDF)2017-14 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Edgefield County Probate Judge

2017-13 - Official (PDF)2017-13 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Declaring Reciprocal Transportation Emergency for North Carolina

2017-12 - Official (PDF)2017-12 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering New Special Referendum Election for Pelham–Batesville Fire District

2017-11 - Official (PDF)2017-11 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Updating South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan

2017-10 - Official (PDF)2017-10 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointing Williamsburg County Auditor

2017-09 - Official (PDF)2017-09 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Ordering a Review of Cabinet Agency Regulations

2017-08 - Official (PDF)2017-08 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Establishing the South Carolina Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Executive Oversight Group

2017-07 - Official (PDF)2017-07 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Appointment of Cindy Chitty as Dorchester County Treasurer

2017-06 - Official (PDF)2017-06 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Granting Leave with Pay to State Employees

2017-05 - Official (PDF)2017-05 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Suspending Mohsen A. Baddourah from Columbia City Council

2017-04 - Official (PDF) | 2017-04 - Text Alternative (PDF) - Accepting Resignation of Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Ordering Special Election for S.C. Fifth Congressional District

Please visit the South Carolina State Library Digital Collection for information on previous administration’s executive orders.