An executive order is a direction from the President to an agency to change one or more regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations. They are numbered sequentially; more than 13,000 have been issued so far.
Generally, a rule or regulation having the force of law promulgated directly by the Governor under his statutory authority. Executive Orders take effect unless the legislature takes action to disapprove them within a specified period of time.
An order issued by the Governor. It may take several forms, but the types of Executive Orders most often of interest to the Legislature and possibly acted upon by the Legislature are those to re-organize State government pursuant to the Governor's constitutional re-organization powers or to reduce appropriation line items.
A regulation by the President of the United States or the chief executive of state which has the effect of law in the governmental matters with which it deals. Federal executive orders are generally regarded as deriving their force of law from implied powers of the presidency, such as the power to determine the rules by which private contractors may do business with the federal government. Goals and Tim etables. Numerical projections an employer makes of the representation minorities and women are likely to achieve in positions in which they have been underutilized, if the employer applies good faith effort to assure that all aspects of the employer's affirmative action plan are made to work. Goals and timetables are not quotas.
A presidential directive with the force of law. It does not need congressional approval. The Supreme Court has upheld executive orders as valid either under the general constitutional grant of executive powers to the President, or if prior authority for it was expressly granted to the President by the Congress. Congress can repeal or modify an executive order by passing a new law; however it must be signed by the President, or enacted by overriding his veto.
A declaration issued by the president or by a governor that has the force of law. Executive Orders are usually based on existing statutory authority and require no action by Congress or the state legislature to become effective. At the federal level, Executive Orders are published in the Federal Register as they are issued, and then in Statutes at Large and title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations each year.
An executive order in the United States of America is an edict issued by the President of the United States, the head of the executive branch of the United States Government. In other countries, similar edicts may be known as decrees, or orders-in-council. The concept of an executive order is loosely derived from the grant of "executive power" given to the President by Article Two of the United States Constitution, Section 1, and the statement "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" in Article II, Section 3.