Illinois lawmakers have approved a new version of a plan to fund 911 centers, increase phone fees to pay for the emergency services and allow Illinois to drop traditional landline service.

The plan is similar to one that legislators have already sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner, aside from a

The telecommunications act – which allows for 911 fees to be collected and distributed to 911 centers – expires Friday. The previous bill was an extension of that act, meaning it’s moot when the original act is.

The new bill revives the act so lawmakers can still taking action on it after Friday.

Originally posted on The State Journal-Register