Executive Orders

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. They are used to detail the operations and organization of government, such as a Governor reorganizing government, or declaring administrative leave for the day after Thanksgiving.

2021 Executive Orders

Order Number Dated Filed Title
2021-01 20210107 COVID 19: Emergency Planning Committee Suspension
2021-02 20210108 Ratification of Amendment A Litigation
2021-03 20210119 Executive Reorganization Order 2021-03
2021-04 20210205 Waiver of Certain DPS Requirements & COVID-19 Vaccines
2021-05 20210329 Protecting Girls' Sports in High School
2021-06 20210329 Protecting Women's Sports in College
2021-07 20210330 State of Emergency - Fire
2021-08 20210420 Prohibition of Vaccine Passports
2021-09 20210629 Drought Emergency - Haying
2021-10 20210717 Trucking Restrictions
2021-11 20210729 History/Civics Federal Grant Directive
2021-12 20210907 Serious Health Complications From Abortion-Inducing Drugs
2021-13 20210914 Drought Emergency

2020 Executive Orders

Order Number Dated Filed Title
2020-01 20200114 State Contract Requirements Relating to Anti-BDS Movement
2020-02 20200213 Administratively Closed
2020-03 20200309 Child Support Commission
2020-04 20200313 COVID-19: State of Emergency
2020-05 20200313 COVID-19: State Employees
2020-06 20200319 COVID-19: Extending EO 2020-05
2020-07 20200323 COVID-19: Medical Assistance
2020-08 20200323 COVID-19: Personal, Business, and Healthcare Precautions
2020-09 20200324 COVID-19: Extending EO 2020-06
2020-10 20200326 COVID-19: Temporary Suspensions
2020-11 20200402 COVID-19: Statewide Disaster Declaration
2020-12 20200406 COVID-19: Extending EO 2020-08
2020-13 20200406 COVID-19: Minnehaha & Lincoln Counties
2020-14 20200407 COVID-19: Teacher Evaluations/Public Meeting Physical Locations/Sanctions for Parole Violations
2020-15 20200409 COVID-19: State of Emergency Continuation
2020-16 20200415 COVID-19: Regulatory Requirements
2020-17 20200420 COVID-19: Pork Operations
2020-18 20200424 COVID-19: Extension and Restatement of EO 2020-13
2020-19 20200424 COVID-19: Regulatory Requirements
2020-20 20200428 COVID-19: Back to Normal Plan/Rescind EO 2020-12
2020-21 20200430 COVID-19: Temporary Suspensions
2020-22 20200501 COVID-19: Reopening of State Government
2020-23 20200511 COVID-19: Alcoholic Beverage License and Deadwood
2020-24 20200518 COVID-19: Hospital / Funeral Regulations
2020-25 20200526 COVID-19: Licensing
2020-26 20200526 COVID-19: State of Emergency Extension
2020-27 20200528 Day County Emergency Declaration
2020-28 20200626 COVID-19: Temporary Suspension of Instruction Permits & Restricted Minor's Permit Regulations
2020-29 20200626 South Dakota Commission on Child Support
2020-30 20200706 COVID-19: Rescind EO 2020-26
2020-31 20200821 COVID-19: Opportunity Scholarship Eligibility
2020-32 20200901 2020 Census
2020-33 20201209 COVID-19: Extensions
2020-34 20201218 COVID-19: Extensions

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