As first reported by The Daily News this morning, Assembly House Committee Chairman Keith Wright late Tuesday introduced an eight-month extender for rent control laws, which expired this week.

The bill provides for the rent control talks to continue until February, but also would require a broader, more long-term agreement to be reached in an election year for all 213 seats in the Legislature.

Wright himself is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Charlie Rangel.

The Assembly in May backed a rent control package that extends rent control through 2019 and ends vacancy decontrol.

While the Assembly this week approved a two-day stop gap measure, Senate Republicans backed an eight-year extension that includes measures opposed by Democratic lawmakers such as income and primary residency verification.

The Wright bill isn’t a wholly surprising development: Word at the Capitol on Tuesday was lawmakers were considering a medium-term agreement during the rent control impasse.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie after leaving a leaders’ meeting Tuesday evening was non-committal on an extension of less than a year.

“I guess there’s always options, but at this point we’re still talking,” he said after the meeting.