Lawmakers are trying to revive a bill that would allow the state to get tough with unlicensed child care providers.
Twenty-one senators are backing legislation that would allow state regulators to levy a fine up to $1,000 for anyone operating a day care that's not licensed.
The fine could extend to each day the day care is in violation.
"This is a measure to protect the health, safety and well-being of our most precious commodity — our children," Democratic state Sen. Pat Pettey told . . .