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Catharine Young Kills 2 Pro-Tenant Bills with 1 Stone

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

In today’s meeting of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development, Senator Catharine Young, the newly-appointed committee chair, voted against S443, a bill introduced by Liz Krueger that would have permitted New York City to strengthen its own rent regulation laws. The bill was defeated in committee. (0:34 in video)

Young then voted against S448, also introduced by Krueger. That bill would have┬áprevented landlords from using a preferential rent loophole to jack up a tenant’s regulated rent beyond the maximum percentage allowed by the DHCR. The bill was defeated in committee as well. (2:48 in video)