Capitol Watch: Votes loom on immigrant licenses, rent rules

In New York state government news, the Assembly plans to vote this week on legislation authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

Posted: Jun 9, 2019 6:35 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York state government news, the Assembly plans to vote this week on legislation authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

The measure is expected to pass the Assembly but continues to face challenges in the Senate, where Democrats hold a smaller majority.

Lawmakers are also expected to consider bills that would renew and possibly strengthen tenant protections in the New York City area.

The law governing rent control and rent stabilization expires June 15, and many Democrats say they want to not only extend the law but also add new protections for renters, possibly statewide.

Both issues are among the more contentious items on the agenda ahead of the Legislature's June 19 adjournment.

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