A bill that would impose a statewide rent cap and restrict evictions moved forward Tuesday, marking a victory for advocates who so far have been struggling to pass legislation aimed at easing the state’s housing crisis.

Assembly Bill 1482, which would restrict rent increases on certain properties to an average of about 10 percent a year and prevent landlords from evicting tenants with no cause, passed out of its first Senate committee hearing late Tuesday. That signals a win for housing and tenants’ rights advocates, who have been trying to push a package of housing-related bills through the legislature, but have watched in dismay as several have been killed or watered down along the way

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