|Releases: Cuomo, legislators continue back and forth on rent laws bills. He challenges Senate to pass all 9 today. Heastie, Stewart-Cousins say they are together and ready to work with Cuomo.|
|Text of June 5 releases.|
Joint Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tenant Protections
The Senate and Assembly together are ready to work with the governor to deliver the strongest rent package ever to meet the needs of tenants across the State of New York.
For Immediate Release: 6/5/2019
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON RENT REFORM
"We are quickly coming to the end of the legislative session and there are a number of important issues where progress hangs in the balance. While there is much discussion and negotiation, clarity is of paramount importance at this point. Rent reform is one of the most important priorities. It expires in 10 days. The Assembly has put out nine rent reform bills. The Senate said yesterday that they have the votes to pass the nine rent reform bills. I call on the Senate to pass the bills today. I am ready to sign the bills if they pass. If they do not pass the bills today it means they cannot and New Yorkers should know the respective positions so we can pass a new law before the expiration of the existing rent law on June 15."