This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of people rushed inside a packed room at the State Capitol holding signs, hoping their voices would be heard as lawmakers discussed a controversial rent control bill Thursday. Assembly Bill 1482 would limit how much landlords throughout the state can raise their rent. “Rents should not be increased more than the consumer price index, plus 5%, which is roughly about 8% per year,” Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, said. Chiu authored the bill. “We have millions of Californians who are one rent increase away from being evicted, losing their homes, really struggling. We have proposed for the first time in California that there be an anti-rent gouging policy,” Chiu said. Those in support of the proposed legislation say there need to be regulations for families struggling with the high cost of housing throughout the state. “There needs to be something, whether it’s rent control, whether it’s rent stabilization, whether it’s a cap, whether it’s protections for all residents just being evicted for no cause,” supporter Ginger Hitzke said. Those against the bill, including some landlords and real estate groups, agree there needs to be more housing in California but say putting a cap on rent is not the answer. The Assembly’s Housing and Community Development Committee voted to move AB 1482 forward for consideration by the full Assembly. Another rent control bill, AB 36 was supposed to be heard Thursday as well, but its author pulled the bill late Wednesday night.