Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Thursday he’s willing to sign a package of bills sought by advocates to strengthen and expand rent control regulations in New York.

But Cuomo added the ball is in the court of the state Senate, led by Democrats, to pass the bills.

“You get to a point in life where the truth becomes evident,” Cuomo said after an unrelated event in the Bronx. “If the Senate has the votes to pass the rent bill and pass the package of bills, I will sign it. If they can’t pass the Assembly package, then they should say that.”

Cuomo said it would be a “tragedy for millions of tenants” if rent laws were to lapse on June 15. Rent control has expired before, most recently in 2015. Lawmakers could approve stop gap measures or continuing negotiations through the scheduled end of session, June 19.

And Cuomo urged Senate Democrats to communicate what is possible on the issue.

“The Senate says they can pass it,” he said of the nine bill rent control package. “I’m saying, pass it. I will sign it and get it done before the 15th. If the Senate can’t pass it, they better tell us quickly what they can pass.”

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins this week has said there is the “support” in her conference for the rent control plan, but stopped short of declaring the votes were available. Suburban lawmakers have raised concerns about a good cause eviction proposal limiting rent increases by landlords.

Lawmakers are hurtling toward the end of the legislative session this month, but lack key agreements on issues like marijuana legalization and extending access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Cuomo in a radio interview on WAMC virtually appeared to be calling the bluff of Democrats in the Senate.

“Tell the Senate to pass marijuana and I will sign it,” he said. “People say a lot of things. We’re down to the final days. Pass the bill. If the legislative body has the support, they can pass the bill.”

Long Island Democrats, four of whom were elected last year by flipping Republican seats, have been seen as pivotal to any of these measures passing.

Asked if the Long Island delegation was akin to the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference, which was aligned with Senate Republicans, Cuomo seemed willing to add a little fuel to the end of session fire.

“It’s not new, it’s actually old, OK?” he said. “History repeats itself.”