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WITNESSES

See also CORROBORATION; CROSS-EXAMINATION; EVIDENCE; PERJURY; WITNESS TAMPERING

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2019 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2019 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2019 360.015

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2019 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2019 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2019 519.11

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2019 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2019 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2019 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2019 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2019 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2019 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 332.40

Commitments of sex offenders

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 253D.03

Intrusive mental health treatments, declarations of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2019 253D.17

Mileage, Minn. Statutes 2019 253D.03

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.54, 2019 629.55

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicted persons, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.07

Religious tests prohibited, Minn. Const. art 1 s 17

Compulsory process to obtain witnesses, Minn. Const. art 1 s 6

Confrontation, right of accused, Minn. Const. art 1 s 6

Contempts

Aeronautics, orders, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2019 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2019 588.01, 2019 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2019 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2019 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2019 103B.345

Convicted persons, competence, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2019 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2019 588.20

Criminal proceedings

Constitutional provisions regarding, Minn. Const. art 1 s 6

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2019 611.30 to 2019 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.32, 2019 634.07, 2019 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.54, 2019 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.44

Travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.06 to 2019 634.09

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 546.42 to 2019 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 611.30 to 2019 611.34

Definitions, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.01

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2019 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2019 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2019 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2019 346.04

Examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.06

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2019 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2019 308B.471

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2019 322C.0408

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2019 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.22, 2019 357.24, 2019 357.32, 2019 638.06 to 2019 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Fees

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 256.045

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2019 471.38

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.23, 2019 253D.03

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 181.171

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2019 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2019 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2019 471.86

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.054

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2019 260B.152, 2019 260B.331, 2019 260C.152, 2019 260C.331, 2019 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2019 175.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.13, 2019 471.44, 2019 471.45

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2019 216.18, 2019 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2019 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2019 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2019 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 270C.31, 2019 270C.32

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2019 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.22, 2019 357.24, 2019 357.32, 2019 638.06 to 2019 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2019 268.105, 2019 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2019 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2019 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.06 to 2019 634.09

Formal testacy proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 524.3-406

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2019 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses, revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2019 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2019 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.021 to 2019 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2019 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2019 145C.03

Health care information, review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2019 145.64

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.054

Health maintenance organizations, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2019 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4175

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2019 231.24

Housing, warranties, modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2019 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02, 2019 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2019 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2019 563.01

Inquests court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2019 390.32, 2019 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2019 60B.44

International wills, Minn. Statutes 2019 524.2-1003

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 546.42 to 2019 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 611.30 to 2019 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2019 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2019 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2019 214.10

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2019 145B.03, 2019 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2019 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2019 517.01, 2019 517.09, 2019 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Mental illness, persons with, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 473.608

Mileage

Adulterated or misbranded food, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 34A.12

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2019 326.78

Commitment hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 253B.23, 2019 253D.03, 2019 480.182

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2019 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.054, 2019 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2019 260B.152, 2019 260B.331, 2019 260C.152, 2019 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2019 419.11

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2019 216.18, 2019 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2019 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2019 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 103A.335, 2019 103D.101

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts, subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2019 53C.05

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.021 to 2019 595.025

Non-English-speaking persons, see Interpreters under this topic

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.32

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2019 148.191

Oaths and affirmations

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2019 358.07, 2019 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2019 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and developmental disabilities, hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2019 245.94

Order to travel and testify, notice received, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.06

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2019 257.63, 2019 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2019 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2019 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2019 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2019 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2019 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 216.18, 2019 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 216B.28 to 2019 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2019 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2019 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.54, 2019 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2019 625.04, 2019 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2019 588.01, 2019 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2019 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2019 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2019 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2019 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 270C.31, 2019 270C.32

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 14.14

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2019 480.0591

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2019 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2019 626.09

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2019 604A.02, 2019 609.662

Signatures, notaries public, attesting or witnessing, Minn. Statutes 2019 358.52

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Speech-impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 546.42 to 2019 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2019 611.30 to 2019 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2019 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2019 270C.31, 2019 270C.32

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2019 290.081

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2019 271.13, 2019 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2019 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2019 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2019 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.24, 2019 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2019 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2019 357.22, 2019 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2019 634.06, 2019 634.07

Treason, witness to, Minn. Const. art 1 s 9

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2019 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2019 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2019 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 103A.335, 2019 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2019 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2019 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2019 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs, participants, Minn. Statutes 2019 13.82, 2019 144.218, 2019 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 595.02, 2019 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2019 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2019 176.351, 2019 176.541