Raymond Harrison has advocated on behalf of the Rhode Island condominium community at the State House for many years. Each year he writes a number of legislative bills and works for their passage at the general assembly.
He regularly testifies in support of such legislation before committees of the general assembly.
Over the years the following laws written by Raymond Harrison have been enacted by the general assembly:
R.I.G.L. 34-36.1-3.20 Enforcement of Declaration, Bylaws and Rules:
This Act, passed in 1991, gives associations powers to enforce condominium document provisions. Designed to provide associations an alternative to litigation in the Rhode Island Superior Court, this law has resulted in savings of time and money for associations.
R.I.G.L. 34-36.1-3.16 Lien for Assessments:
Raymond Harrison has written several amendments to this important part of the Rhode Island condominium law to help associations collect their assessments.
R.I.G.L. 34-36.1-3.21 Foreclosure of Condominium Lien:
Raymond Harrison wrote the State’s strong foreclosure statute to put teeth into the efforts of associations to collect delinquent condominium assessments.
R.I.G.L. 34-36.1-3.15 Assessments for Common Expenses:
Raymond Harrison wrote an amendment to this law to require condominium developers to pay assessments on units when they are declared.
R.I.G.L. 39-2.21 Residential Condominiums and Associations – Charges for Services, Residential Rates:
This law requires utility companies in areas such as electricity, telephone, heat or water to bill residential associations for services at lower residential rates rather than commercial rates.