Bomar Named as Lobbyist for AGC

Leslie Bomar has been named South Carolina Building director for Carolinas Associated General Contractors.

Bomar has worked with a broad range of issues, including state labor laws, occupational and licensing practice acts and regulations, health care laws and regulations and alcohol and drug issues.

Prior to joining CAGC, Bomar was governmental affairs coordinator for the Governmental Affairs Division of the Law Firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash Smoak and Stewart. She served as contract lobbyist and meeting planner for several clients.

She served as a legislative liaison for the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation before joining Ogletree Law Firm. She represented divisions within the LLR and was instrumental in passing the template law establishing the administrative framework for professional and occupational licensing acts, including the Contractors’ Licensing Board statute.

Bomar began her career working for Sen. J. Verne Smith as his assistant to the Alcohol and Drug Study Committee and the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. She earned her degree in Speech Communications and Public Relations from the University of South Carolina.

Legislative issues facing the CAGC include four mechanic lien bills filed in the Senate and one in the House. (S.110, S.152, S.362, S.1052 and H 4805). All four Senate bills have been referred to the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, but none of them have received any action. The House bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee and also received no legislative action.

House Bill 4617 made it through the House and the sub and full committee process in the Senate but never received final approval on the Senate floor where it died upon adjournment.

The “Engaging in Construction” and “Glass and Glazing” bill requires that licensed contractors engaging in construction must use the exact name under which they are licensed.

The bill also amends current law by deleting “glass” and “glazing” from the sub-classification of interior renovation of “general contractors specialty.”

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