Daniel Meyer, representing the Powell Project, testified in opposition to HB 22-1164. Gail Johnson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill. Discussion ensued regarding commutations granted by Governor Polis, and whether the bill would invalidate them. Mr. Meyer responded to questions regarding whether removing certain provisions in the bill would solve some constitutional issues he cited during testimony, including violations of separation of powers. Discussion followed regarding the different types of clemency available to the Governor. Representative Carver cited information on the Department of Corrections' website concerning clemency, and the process undertaken in the criminal case that gave rise to HB 22-1164. Discussion ensued on these points.