Senate Republicans emerged from a nearly three-hour long closed-door conference this afternoon, but an agreement on extending rent control in New York City and a real-estate tax abatement remains elusive.

“It’s expiring today and I don’t think there’s an agreement on it,” said Sen. John Bonacic, an Orange County lawmaker.

Asked if there was at the very least a stop-gap bill that would prevent rent control from lapsing, Bonacic said, “I don’t think there is at this point.”

Rent control regulations for New York City and the surrounding counties expires tonight at midnight. Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that would set an eight-year extension, but also seeks income and residency verification for dwellers of rent controlled units.

The Senate bill has been rejected by both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Democrats, who are seeking stronger rent protections, such as a modification or end to vacancy decontrol. Cuomo has linked stronger rent control laws to the creation of an education tax credit; Assembly Democrats have rejected that packaging.

Cuomo has warned against landlords taking advantage of the situation. Any broad agreement on rent control will likely back-date the laws. And despite his warnings of “chaos” rent control has lapsed in prior years with little impact on residents of rent-controlled apartments.

Assembly Democrats today plan to back a bill that would extend rent control regulations through Wednesday, the final day of the legislative session.

But Senate Republicans in part feel that would potentially create an arbitrary new deadline and potentially slow negotiations through Tuesday.

It also seems doubtful that the details of the negotiations have trickled down to the rank-and-file level.

“This is at the leaders level, but I do believe there have been discussions that have happened,” said Sen. Cathy Young, the chamber’s Housing Committee chairwoman. “I anticipate there may be more before the day is over.”

As for the pace of the negotiations, talks continue. Heastie met privately with Cuomo earlier in the day.

“I think there have been a lot of discussions that are ongoing,” Young said. “They just haven’t come to an agreement yet; it’s as simple as that.”