The public comment period for proposed 225 Prohibition of Discrimination Regulation closed yesterday. The department received more than 11,000 comments, which deserve careful review before a decision is made. Secretary Bunting is asking the Development Team to reconvene in January to review the comments and make recommendations for changes to the regulation. If substantive changes are made, the regulation will be published in the Register again with another 30-day public comment period before any decision on a final regulation is made. Secretary Bunting thanks those who shared their feedback during the formal comment period. All comments received will be posted online so the public as well as committee members can review them prior to the January Development Team meeting.