A bill that would have strained California’s aging power grid by triggering the mass installation of air conditioning systems in older apartment buildings has stalled in the state Senate.

The legislation, AB 2597 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, which would have required that landlords install equipment to keep their units adequately cool, failed to advance Tuesday from the Senate Housing Committee.

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