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Executive Orders

Executive Actions Applicable or of Interest to UVA

 

Executive Orders by Governor Ralph Northam, 2018-2022

All executive orders issued by Governor Northam are accessible on the Executive Actions page of the Governor's website

No.

Title

Effective

Expires

1

Equal Opportunity [replaces EO1 issued by Governor McAuliffe in 2014]

01/13/18

NA

6

Supporting the Critical Role of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in Protection of Virginia's Air, Water, and Public Health

04/03/18

NA

8

Designation of Executive Branch Officers and Employees Required to File Financial Disclosure Statements [replaces EO33 issued by Governor McAuliffe in 2014]

04/25/18

06/30/22

12

Parental Leave for Commonwealth Employees

06/25/18

NA

14

Development and Review of State Agency Regulations (Amended) [rescinds EO58 issued by Governor Gilmore in 1999]

07/16/18

06/30/22

19

Cloud Service Utilization and Readiness [UVA exempt under Restructuring]

09/17/18

12/31/21

22

Establishment of the Governor's Conservation Cabinet: A United Effort to Protect and Conserve Virginia's Natural Resources

10/04/18

NA

24

Increasing Virginia's Resilience to Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards

11/02/18

NA

25

Establishing the Governor's Affordable Housing Priorities to Address Virginia's Unmet Housing Needs

11/15/18

NA

32

Establishment of the Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia

06/04/19

06/04/20

33

Continuing the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Quality Child Care and Education

06/25/19

06/25/20

35

Advancing Equity for Small-, Women-, Minority-, and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses in State Contracting

07/03/19

NA

36

Establishment of the Virginia STEM Education Commission

07/17/19

07/17/20

38

Reauthorizhing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

08/08/19

08/08/20

39

Establishment of the Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth

08/24/19

08/24/20

41

Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities of State Agencies and Public Institutions of Higher Education

09/03/19

NA

43

Expanding Access to Clean Energy and Growing the Clean Energy Jobs of the Future

09/16/19

NA

44

Continuation of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Opiods and Addiction

09/25/19

09/25/20

45

Floodplain Management Requirements and Planning Standards for State Agencies, Institutions, and Property

11/15/19

NA

47

Expanding Opportunities for Virginians with Disabilities [replaces EO46 issued by Governor McAuliffe in 2015]

01/02/20

NA

48

Establishment of the Virginia Data Commission, the Virginia Executive Data Board, and the Virginia Data Governance Council

01/07/20

01/07/21

51

AMENDED: Declaration of a State of Emergency Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/12/20

NA

52

Increases in Hospital Bed Capacity in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/20/20

07/10/20

53

AMENDED: Extension of Temporary Restrictions on Restaurants, Recreational, Entertainment, Gatherings, Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Closure of K-12 Schools Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

04/15/20

NA

55

Temporary Stay at Home Order Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

03/30/20

06/10/20

57

AMENDED: Licensing of Health Care Professionals in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

04/17/20

06/10/20

58

Access to Medicaid-Covered Health Care Services in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

04/23/20

06/10/20

60

Clarification of Certain Immunity from Liability for Healthcare Providers in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

04/28/20

06/10/20

61

Phase One Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

05/15/20

06/10/20

62

AMENDED: Jurisdictions Temporarily Delayed from Entering Phase One in Executive Order 61 and Permitted to Remain in Phase Zero

05/15/20

05/28/20

63

Requirement to Wear Face Covering While Inside Buildings

05/29/20

NA

 

Executive Directives by Governor Ralph Northam, 2018-2022

All executive directives issued by Governor Northam are accessible on the Executive Actions page of the Governor's website

No.

Title

Effective

Expires

3

Continuing the Statewide Agencies Radio System (STARS)

05/14/19

NA

4

Establishing The Governor’s Executive Leadership Team on School Readiness

07/24/19

NA

5

Access to Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage

10/15/19

NA

6

Continuing the Community Integration Team

01/02/20

NA

 

Executive Orders by Governor Terry McAuliffe, 2014-2018

Executive orders in effect issued by former Governors are available through the Library of Virginia website

 No.

Title

Effective

Expires

2

Personnel Directive Prohibiting the Receipt of Certain Gifts; Establishment of Executive Branch Ethics Commission

01/11/14

NA

16

Establishing the Virginia Energy Council

06/04/14

NA

20

Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses [replaces EO33 issued by Governor Kaine in 2006]

07/22/14

NA

23

Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

08/13/14

NA

26

Establishing the New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee

08/27/14

NA

27

Facilitating Employee Workplace Giving and Volunteerism

09/11/14

NA

30

Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia

10/07/14

NA

31

Conserving Energy and Reducing Consumption in the Commonwealth of Virginia

10/16/14

NA

40

Improving ABC Law Enforcement

03/25/15

NA

41

Implementation of "Ban the Box" Hiring Policies in the Commonwealth

04/03/15

NA

42

Establishing the Virginia Environmental Literacy Challenge

04/22/15

NA

47

Governor's Council on Youth Entrepreneurship

08/24/15

NA

49

Expanding Registered Apprenticeships in Virginia

10/06/15

NA

50

Executive Action to Prevent Gun Violence

10/15/15

NA

61

Equal Opportunity and Access for All Virginians in State Contracting and Public Services

01/05/17

NA

64

Advancing Virginia’s Preservation Stewardship

04/28/17

NA

65

Executive Order on Chapter 836, 2017 Acts of Assembly (the 2017 Appropriation Act)

05/12/17

NA

68

Establishing the Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest

8/24/17

NA

 

Executive Orders by Governor Robert F. McDonnell, 2010-2014

Executive orders in effect issued by former Governors are available through the Library of Virginia website

 No.

Title

Effective

Expires

1

Establishing the Chief Job Creation Officer and the Governor’s Economic Development and Job Creation Commission

01/16/10

NA

15

State Employee Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline

06/29/10

NA

25

Establishing the Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board

10/01/10

NA

43

Continuing the Statewide Agencies Radio System (Stars)

12/09/11

NA

50

Promulgation of the 2012 Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan

08/20/12

NA

52

State Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline

10/09/12

NA

55

Supporting Virginians with Disabilities in the Commonwealth's Workforce Importance of Employment for Virginians with Disabilities

11/16/12

NA

 

Executive Orders by Governor Timothy M. Kaine, 2006-2010

Executive orders in effect issued by former Governors are available through the Library of Virginia website

No.

Title

Effective

Expires

9

Ensuring Access to Prescription Drugs for Medicare Beneficiaries

01/30/06

Contingent on CMS action

10

Cabinet Responsibility for the Departments of Minority Business Enterprise

02/03/06

NA 

41

Banning Smoking in State Offices and Vehicles

01/01/07

NA

42

Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Health Care

12/01/06

NA

43

Protecting the Security of Sensitive Individual Information in Executive Branch Operations

01/09/07

NA

44

Establishing Preparedness Initiatives in State Government

01/12/07

NA

50

Reporting Critical Safety Data to the Central Criminal Records Exchange

04/30/07

NA

60

Promulgation of the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan

12/21/07

NA

92

Directing the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services of the Department of General Services to Accept and Store Physical Evidence Recovery Kits Received from Health Care Providers

09/30/09

NA

95

Establishing the Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission

10/09/09

NA

109

Workplace Safety and Employee Health

01/08/10

NA

 

Executive Orders by Governor Mark R. Warner, 2002-2006

Executive orders in effect issued by former Governors are available through the Library of Virginia website

No.

Title

Effective

Expires

8

Establishing the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments

02/07/02

Continued by EO41 (03)

34

One Virginia, One Future:  Establishing the Governor’s Economic Development Strategic Planning Council

09/09/02

NA

41

Rescinding and Reissuing Certain Executive Orders

01/27/03

NA

44

Supporting State Employees Who Are Called to Active Duty

03/26/03

NA

67

Creation of the Office of the Inspector General and Working Group on Budget Reform

04/20/04

NA

69

Virginia’s Secure Commonwealth Initiative

05/03/04

NA

75

Managing the Commonwealth’s Real Estate Holdings

06/22/04

NA

89

Purchase, Assignment and Use of State-Owned Vehicles

07/12/05

NA

102

Adoption of the National Incident Management System and Use of the National Preparedness Goal for Preventing, Responding to and Recovering from Crisis Events in the Commonwealth

11/01/05

NA