SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tenants would get more notice before they can be evicted from homes going through foreclosure under a bill approved by the state Senate.

Democratic Sen. Loni Hancock of Berkeley says tenants often are unwitting victims when the house they are renting is foreclosed upon. AB2610 would require new owners to give the tenants 90 days' notice, up from the current 60 days.

The bill is part of the homeowner protection legislation package sought by Attorney General Kamala Harris. California is one of the states hardest hit by the mortgage crisis.

It has the support of the lending industry as well as consumer groups and passed the Senate 36-0 Thursday.

The bill now goes back to the Assembly for a final vote.