• Prior Executive Orders (1941-present)

  • Executive Order No. 553

    Issued: December 10, 2014

    Establishing the Massachusetts Percent for Art Program & the Public Art Commission

  • Executive Order No. 552

    Issued: November 25, 2014

    Establishing Guidelines for Environmental Justice Across the Commonwealth

  • Executive Order No. 551

    Issued: July 28, 2014

    Establishing a Commission to Study Compensation of Assistant District Attorneys and Public Defenders

  • Executive Order No. 550

    Issued: March 12, 2014

    Establishing a Task Force on Successful Women in the Workplace

  • Executive Order No. 549

    Issued: February 3, 2014

    Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Executive Department's Information Technology Systems

  • Executive Order No. 548

    Issued: January 16, 2014

    Establishing a Cross-Secretariat Task Force on School Safety and Security

  • Executive Order No. 547

    Issued: July 19, 2013

    Renaming of the Massachusetts Military Reservation to Joint Base Cape Cod

  • Executive Order No. 546

    Issued: March 8, 2013

    Establishing the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise Program

  • Executive Order No. 545

    Issued: February 9, 2013

    Travel Ban Rescinded

  • Executive Order No. 544

    Issued: February 8, 2013

    Motor Vehicle Travel Ban 

  • Executive Order No. 543

    Issued: July 24, 2012

    Implementing Integrated Facilities Management in the Commonwealth 

  • Executive Order No. 542

    Issued: March 19, 2012

    Establishing the Governor's Council for Innovation

  • Executive Order No. 541

    Issued: February 27, 2012

    Establishing the Commonwealth's Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force

  • Executive Order No. 540

    Issued: February 14, 2012

    Improving the Performance of State Government by Implementing a Comprehensive Strategic Planning and Performance Management Framework in the Executive Departments

  • Executive Order No. 539

    Issued: January 25, 2012

    Establishing a Commission for Public Housing Sustainability and Reform

  • Executive Order No. 538

    Issued: November 11, 2011

    Re-establishing a Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services

  • Executive Order No. 537

    Issued: September 14, 2011
    Strengthening the Level of Partnership and Collaboration Between State Government and Cities and Towns
  • Executive Order No. 536

    Issued: August 25, 2011
    Establishing the Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2008 Provider and Consumer Advisory Council
  • Executive Order No. 535

    Issued: August 4, 2011
    Establishing The Public Market Commission
  • Executive Order No. 534

    Issued: May 11, 2011
    Providing coordinated emergency intervention for youth-at-risk
  • Executive Order No. 533

    Issued: May 9, 2011 Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Exectuive Department Procurement and Establishing a Municipal Procurement program.
  • Executive Order No. 532

    Issued: May 9, 2011 Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Executive Department's Information Technology Systems
  • Executive Order No. 531

    Issued: May 9, 2011 Consolidating Executive Department Large Scale Print, Copy and Mail Operations
  • Executive Order No. 530

    Issued: April 6, 2011
    Establishing a Commission for the Reform of Community, Social Service and Paratransit Transportation Services in the Commonwealth
  • Executive Order No. 529

    Issued: April 4, 2011
    Establishing the Massachusetts Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
  • Executive Order No. 528

    Issued: March 7, 2011
    Establishing an Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Task Force
  • Executive Order No. 527

    Issued: February 17, 2011
    Establishing the Office of Access and Opportunity Within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance
  • Executive Order No. 526

    Issued: February 17, 2011
    Order Regarding Non-discrimination, Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
  • Executive Order No. 525

    Issued: September 29, 2010
    Implementation of the South Coast Rail Corridor Plan
  • Executive Order No. 524

    Issued: September 15, 2010
    Establishing the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Program
  • Executive Order No. 523

    Issued: June 29, 2010

    Establishing the Massachusetts Small Business Purchasing Program

  • Executive Order No. 522

    Issued: April 2, 2010
    Reestablishing a Juvenile Justice Plan for Massachusetts
  • Executive Order No. 521

    Issued: March 31, 2010
    Renaming the Governor's Commission on Mental Retardation to be the Governor’s Commission on Intellectual Disability
  • Executive Order No. 520

    Issued: January 28, 2010
    Leave for Commonwealth Employees to Assist Relatives in Haiti
  • Executive Order No. 519

    Issued: January 28, 2010
    Establishing the Office of Access and Opportunity Within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance
  • Executive Order No. 518

    Issued: January 28, 2010
    Reestablishing the Building Code Coordinating Council (Revoking and Superseding Executive Order No. 440)
  • Executive Order No. 517

    Issued: January 27, 2010
    Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Executive Departments
  • Executive Order No. 516

    Issued: November 30, 2009
    Providing for the Allocation of Volume Cap for Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
  • Executive Order No. 515

    Issued: October 27, 2009
    Establishing an Environmental Purchasing Policy
  • Executive Order No. 514

    Issued: October 14, 2009
    Providing for the Allocation of Volume Cap for Recovery Zone Bonds
  • Executive Order No. 513

    Issued: October 14th, 2009
    Establishing the Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council
  • Executive Order No. 512

    Issued: September 11, 2009
    Implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Act of 2000, P.L. 106-402
  • Executive Order No. 511

    Issued: April 27, 2009
    Establishing the Massachusetts Employee Safety and Health Advisory Committee
  • Executive Order No. 510

    Issued: February 19, 2009
    Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Executive Department's Information Technology Systems
  • Executive Order No. 509

    Issued: January 7, 2009
    Establishing Nutrition Standards for Food Purchased and Served by State Agencies
  • Executive Order No. 508

    Issued: December 1st, 2008
    An Order Regarding the Highway Safety Division
  • Executive Order No. 507

    Issued: November 7, 2008
    Reestablishing the Governor's Commission on Mental Retardation
  • Executive Order No. 506

    Issued: November 7, 2008
    Establishing the Governor's Task Force on Public Integrity
  • Executive Order No. 505

    Issued: October 28, 2008
    Creating the Governor's Child and Youth Readiness Cabinet
  • Executive Order No. 504

    Issued: September 19th, 2008
    An Order Regarding the Security and Confidentiality of Personal Information
  • Executive Order No. 503

    Issued: July 9th, 2008
    Integrating Immigrants and Refugees into the Commonwealth
  • Executive Order No. 502

    Issued: June 10th, 2008
    Establishing the Plymouth, Massachusetts 400th Anniversary Commission
  • Executive Order No. 501

    Issued: April 24, 2008
    Creating the Governor's Statewide Youth Council
  • Executive Order No. 500

    Issued: March 13, 2008
    Order Reconstituting the Judicial Nominating Commission and Establishing a Code of Conduct for Commission Members and Nominees to Judicial Office
  • Executive Order No. 499

    Issued: March 12, 2008
    Establishing a Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification
  • Executive Order No. 498

    Issued: March 10, 2008
    Establishing the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors
  • Executive Order No. 497

    Issued: February 11, 2008
    Establishing the Massachusetts Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
  • Executive Order No. 496

    Issued: January 11, 2008
    Re-establishing the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Substance Abuse and Prevention
  • Executive Order No. 495

    Issued: January 11, 2008
    Regarding the Use and Dissemination of Criminal Offender Record Information by the Executive Department
  • Executive Order No. 494

    Issued: December 20, 2007
    Establishing the Office of the Child Advocate
  • Executive Order No. 493

    Issued: November 23, 2007
    Establishing the State Interoperability Executive Committee
  • Executive Order No. 492

    Issued: November 18, 2007
    Reconstituting the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Homelessness and Housing
  • Executive Order No. 491

    Issued: October 1, 2007
    Establishing a Policy of Zero Tolerance for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Executive Order No. 490

    Issued: September 26, 2007
    Mandating Preparation, Review, Updating, and Electronic Management of Continuity of Government and Continuity of Operations Plans
  • Executive Order No. 489

    Issued: August 6, 2007
    Establishing the Readiness Project
  • Executive Order No. 488

    Issued: July 17, 2007
    Order establishing the Massachusetts Mobility Compact
  • Executive Order No. 487

    Issued: June 19, 2007
    Creating the Governor's Development Cabinet
  • Executive Order No. 486

    Issued: June 6, 2007
    Establishing the Governor's Council to Address Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Executive Order No. 485

    Issued: May 25, 2007
    Coordinating Agency Regulations (Superseding Executive Order No. 384)
  • Executive Order No. 484

    Issued: April 18, 2007
    Leading by example - clean energy and efficient buildings.
  • Executive Order No. 483

    Issued: April 17, 2007
    Establishing a Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services
  • Executive Order No. 482

    Issued: April 10, 2007
    Order creating the Governor's Anti-Crime Council.
  • Executive Order No. 481

    Issued: February 23, 2007
    Order prohibiting the use of undocumented workers on state contracts.
  • Executive Order No. 480

    Issued: February 15, 2007
    Strengthening the level of partnership and collaboration between state government and cities and towns.
  • Executive Order No. 479

    Issued: January 31, 2007
    Establishing a policy for state employees to provide voluntary services.
  • Executive Order No. 478

    Issued: January 30, 2007
    Order regarding non-discrimination, diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.
  • Executive Order No. 477

    Issued: January 12, 2007
    Revoked: March 13, 2008
    Order reconstituting the judicial nominating commission and establishing a code of conduct for commission members and nominees to judicial office.