SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert may have to pick up the pace if a proposal to consider potential relocation of the state prison is to meet a legislatively set deadline.
After weeks of debate, state lawmakers approved legislation this year calling for the establishment of a new prison relocation and development authority (PRADA) and for that group to meet by June 15.
The makeup of the board was a sticking point for legislators. The board is to be made up of 11 members, six of whom will be appointed by the governor. To date, the governor has not appointed anyone to the board.