Lawmakers one-up Cuomo with commercial eviction and foreclosure bill

The New York state legislature is moving ahead with its own commercial eviction and foreclosure bill, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo including a similar measure in the state’s budget. The bill, sponsored by Assembly member Harry Bronson of Rochester and Sen. Anna Kaplan of Long Island, would ban evictions of businesses with fewer than 50 employees until May 1. It differs from the current blanket eviction ban, which draws no distinction between small and large businesses.