Senate restores NYC rent law

(AP) - New York's Senate has temporarily restored New York City's rent control law to protect more than 1 milliontenants until a longer term solution

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) - New York's Senate has temporarily restored New York City's rent control law to protect more than 1 milliontenants until a longer term solution can be negotiated.

The law that dates to 1946 lapsed Wednesday night because apolitical fight in the Senate resulted in rejection first byDemocrats, then by much of the Republican majority.

The extension adopted late Friday is retroactive to theexpiration and runs until midnight Monday, so all tenants will beprotected from any rent hikes or eviction landlords might havesought after the bill lapsed.

The adoption of a longer term rent control law is tied to a bill that would cap the growth of property taxes statewide.

The last day of the scheduled session is Monday.

Legislature fails to extend NYC rent control law

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