The Senate gave final approval to a bill that limits how far your car can be towed.
The bill strengthens regulations on towing companies and seeks to curb abusive practices by some companies.
The bill requires a towing company's name and phone number to be posted on a private lot before it can tow a car.
It prohibits hauling a car more than 15 miles away in most cases, or 25 miles at most. It prevents a company from from forcing a vehicle owner to waive legal rights as a prerequisite for getting his or her car back. That last provision means a vehicle owner could go to court with a claim over damage to a car or an exorbitant fee.
The bill now goes to Gov. Bev Perdue for her signature.