SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers and landlords are haggling over how much California housing to carve out of a tenant protection bill that would cap rent increases and require a just cause for evictions.

Although it passed in the state Senate Judiciary Committee late Tuesday, AB1482 faces continued opposition from groups representing apartment owners, developers and real estate agents that could sink the measure in the final weeks of the legislative session.

The proposal has struggled to win support from legislators amid concerns that imposing new restrictions on landlords would discourage housing construction during a historic shortage.

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