A bill that could put the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton in a better position to house prisoners at some point in the future has been introduced in the Minnesota House by District 17A Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg. In the Senate, District 17 Sen. Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, is carrying the bill.
However, the bill has yet to have a hearing and with the deadlines rapidly approaching in the Minnesota Legislature for bills to be heard, time is running out for it to move forward this year.
The bill deadlines are:
By March 10 committees must act favorably on bills in the house of origin;
By March 17 committees must act favorably on bills, or companion bills, that met the first deadline in the other house; and,
By March 31 committees must act favorably on major appropriation and finance bills.