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WITNESSES

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

Abortion, fifth amendment rights, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 617.21

Abuse, witnesses to, services, policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2004 15.87

Addresses, crime victims, confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2004 611A.035

Adoption

Consents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Hearings on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Aeronautics, Minn. Statutes 2004 360.015

Affiants, witnesses, affiants defined as, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.01

Affirmations

Affirmations in lieu of oaths, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.054

Age

Child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Marriages, witnesses to, Minn. Statutes 2004 517.10

Agricultural chemicals, inspections, Minn. Statutes 2004 18D.201

Airport boards of adjustment, Minn. Statutes 2004 360.071

Alcohol and drug counselors, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Alternative dispute resolution proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Antenuptial agreements, Minn. Statutes 2004 519.11

Arbitration hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 572.14

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Bribery, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.42

Change of name, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.10

Child custody, see Witnesses under CHILD CUSTODY

Children, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Chiropractic Examiners Board

Power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2004 148.04

Chiropractors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Cigarette and tobacco products taxes

Audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 297F.15

City council hearings, special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 429.061

Civil service commissions, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2004 383C.048

Civil trials, interpreters (language), Minn. Statutes 2004 546.43

Clergy, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 332.40

Collective bargaining, group representatives, Minn. Statutes 2004 179.16

Commerce Department, collection agencies, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 332.40

Commitments

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.54, 2004 629.55

Examiners, Minn. Statutes 2004 253B.08

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 253B.08

Intrusive mental health treatments, declaration of preferences or instructions, Minn. Statutes 2004 253B.03

Communication assistants for telecommunications systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Compelling appearance, see SUBPOENAS

Compensation and salaries, see Fees under this topic

Competence

Convicts, Minn. Statutes 2004 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 2004 360.015

Detaining, Minn. Statutes 2004 588.01

Refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2004 588.01, 2004 588.20

Workers' compensation, subpoenas, failure to obey, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.351

Contested cases

Administrative procedure, Minn. Statutes 2004 14.60

Local water management, Minn. Statutes 2004 103B.345

Convicts, competence, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.07

Credibility, traffic violation convictions not to affect, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.94

Criminal contempt, refusal to be sworn or answer, Minn. Statutes 2004 588.20

Criminal proceedings

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

Deaf persons, interpreters, Minn. Statutes 2004 611.30 to 2004 611.34

Fees, see same under this topic

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.32, 2004 634.07, 2004 634.08

Public defenders, defendants, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.24

Recognizance, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.54, 2004 629.55

Summoning, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.44

Cruelty to animals, investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 343.22

Data, law enforcement data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.82

Date of birth, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 611A.035

Deaf persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 546.42 to 2004 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 611.30 to 2004 611.34

Debt prorating companies, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2004 332.29

Defined, judicial proof, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.01

Deposed persons, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.01

Disciplinary hearings, state troopers, Minn. Statutes 2004 299D.03

Distrained animals, damages, Minn. Statutes 2004 346.10

Dogs, damage claims, Minn. Statutes 2004 347.15

Estrays, determination of charges, Minn. Statutes 2004 346.04

Expenses, reimbursement

Business corporations, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.083, 2004 302A.521

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2004 308B.471

Corporations, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.083

Foreign corporations, Minn. Statutes 2004 300.083

Limited liability companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 322B.699

Nonprofit corporations, Minn. Statutes 2004 317A.521

Travel, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.22, 2004 357.24, 2004 357.32, 2004 638.06 to 2004 638.08

Expert witnesses, see EXPERT WITNESSES

Farmers' mutual fire insurance companies, Minn. Statutes 2004 67A.36

Fees

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 144E.30

Arbitration hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 572.14

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 326.78

Attorneys' removal or suspension proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 481.15

Businesses, gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 349.37

Child maltreatment, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 256.045

Cigarette and tobacco products taxes, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 297F.15

Claims against local governments, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.38

Commitment hearings, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 253B.23

Compensation and salary lawsuits and hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 181.171

County courts, Minn. Statutes 2004 487.34

Criminal trials

Committed witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.55

County payment, change of venue, Minn. Statutes 2004 627.02

Fees and expenses, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.24

Payment by state, Minn. Statutes 2004 480.182

Payments by county treasurer, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.32

Firefighters, lawsuits against, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.86

Gambling tax investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 297E.08

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.22

Hazardous substances releases, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 115B.14

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.054

Hennepin County Municipal Court, Minn. Statutes 2004 488A.03

Implied consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.15

Insurance for, authority to issue, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 60A.06

Juvenile courts, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 260B.152, 2004 260B.331, 2004 260C.152, 2004 260C.331, 2004 357.241

Labor and Industry Department, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 175.20

Liquor taxes, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 297G.14

Motor fuel taxes, administrative hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 296A.20

Municipal officers, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.23

Nursing home administrators, violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 144A.2511

Parents of child witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.242

Paternity lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.69

Payment to attorneys in case, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.30

Peace officers, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.13, 2004 471.44, 2004 471.45

Probate proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 525.012

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2004 216.18, 2004 216B.28

Reimbursements, human services, Minn. Statutes 2004 256.045

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2004 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2004 480.182

Tax administration and compliance proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 289A.36

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2004 271.19

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.22, 2004 357.24, 2004 357.32, 2004 638.06 to 2004 638.08

Unemployment insurance, Minn. Statutes 2004 268.105, 2004 268.188

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.351

Fifth amendment rights, see under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Firefighters civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2004 420.12

Foreign states, criminal trials in, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.06 to 2004 634.09

Fraternal benefit societies, examinations and visitations, Minn. Statutes 2004 64B.30

Gambling, violations, licenses

Revocation or suspension, Minn. Statutes 2004 349.37

Grand jury witnesses

Names, entry on indictment, Minn. Statutes 2004 630.18

News media sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.021 to 2004 595.025

Testimony, disclosure by juror, Minn. Statutes 2004 628.65

Health care directives, Minn. Statutes 2004 145C.03

Health care information

Review organizations, testimony, Minn. Statutes 2004 145.64

Health Department, see Witnesses under HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Health maintenance organizations

Audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 62D.14

Health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.4175

Home care services, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 144A.46

Household goods warehouses, complaints, Minn. Statutes 2004 231.24

Housing, statutory warranties

Modifications or waivers, Minn. Statutes 2004 327A.04

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 256B.13

Husbands, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02, 2004 609.326

Identity

Protection, predatory offender risk assessment determination, Minn. Statutes 2004 244.052

Withholding, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.82

In forma pauperis proceedings, court costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 563.01

Inquests

Coroners' inquests, Minn. Statutes 2004 390.15 to 2004 390.17, 2004 390.19

Court inquests, Minn. Statutes 2004 390.32, 2004 390.33

Insurance companies, liquidation, payment, preference, Minn. Statutes 2004 60B.44

Insurance taxes, Minn. Statutes 2004 297I.55

Interpretation of law

Criminal proceedings, travel and testimony, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.06 to 2004 634.09

Rules of evidence, conflicts with statutes, Minn. Statutes 2004 480.0591

Interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 546.42 to 2004 546.44

Criminal proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 611.30 to 2004 611.34

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Intoxicated persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Jurors, personal knowledge of fact in controversy, Minn. Statutes 2004 631.05

Juvenile witnesses, see Witnesses under CHILDREN

Labor and Industry Department, small claims court, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.2615

Legislative personnel, Minn. Statutes 2004 3.16

Licensed consulting psychologists, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Licensing boards, subpoenas, power to issue, Minn. Statutes 2004 214.10

Liquor taxes, audits and examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 297G.14

Living wills, Minn. Statutes 2004 145B.03, 2004 145B.04

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 256B.13

Marriage, witnesses to

Age requirement, Minn. Statutes 2004 517.10

Signatures on marriage certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 517.10

Solemnization, authority, Minn. Statutes 2004 517.01, 2004 517.09, 2004 517.18

Meat and poultry inspection investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 31A.27

Mediation, documents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Mediators, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Mentally ill persons, ability to testify, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Mentally retarded persons, examination of capacity, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.06

Metropolitan Airports Commission proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 473.608

Mileage

Ambulance services, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 144E.30

Asbestos Abatement Act lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 326.78

Commitment hearings, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 253B.23, 2004 480.182

County courts, Minn. Statutes 2004 487.34

Firefighters civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2004 420.12

Gambling violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 349.37

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.054, 2004 144A.754

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2004 260B.152, 2004 260B.331, 2004 260C.152, 2004 260C.331

Police civil service commissions, trials, Minn. Statutes 2004 419.11

Probate proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 480.182, 2004 525.012

Public guardianship, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 252A.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2004 216.18, 2004 216B.28

Sheriff's civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2004 387.40

State, payment by, Minn. Statutes 2004 480.182

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 103A.335, 2004 103D.101

Minneapolis employees retirement fund board, Minn. Statutes 2004 422A.04

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Motor vehicle retail sales contracts

Subpoenas, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.70

Municipal merit systems, dismissal hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 44.08

News media, sources, protection, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.021 to 2004 595.025

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

Nonresidents, criminal proceedings

Court certificates requiring attendance, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.07

Immunity from arrest, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.08

Travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.32

Notice received, order to travel and testify, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.06

Nursery stock, violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 18J.05

Nursing Board, power to summon, Minn. Statutes 2004 148.191

Oaths

Capacity to understand, examination, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.06

Form, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.07, 2004 358.08

Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.054

Occupational safety and health, Minn. Statutes 2004 182.659

Ombudsman for mental health and mental retardation

Hearings, witness privileges, Minn. Statutes 2004 245.94

Pardons Board, travel expenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 638.08

Parents, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Parties to suits, testimony, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.63, 2004 257.69

Peace officers' discipline procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 626.89

Personal representatives, beneficiaries deemed as, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Photographs, display to, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.43

Physicians and surgeons, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Plant pests, violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 18J.05

Plants (vegetation), violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 18J.05

Police civil service commissions, Minn. Statutes 2004 419.11

Psychologists, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2004 353.03

Public guardianship hearings, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 252A.20

Public interest labor disputes, hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 179.08

Public officials, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Public Safety Department

Motor vehicle dealers, license hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.27

Witness and victim protection fund, creation, Minn. Statutes 2004 299C.065

Public Utilities Commission

Authority to summon, Minn. Statutes 2004 216.18

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 216.18, 2004 216B.28

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 216B.28 to 2004 216B.31

Refusal to testify, contempt, Minn. Statutes 2004 216B.29

Subpoenas, disobedience, effect, Minn. Statutes 2004 216.18

Recognizance

Children, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.55

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.54, 2004 629.55

Recognizance to keep the peace, Minn. Statutes 2004 625.04, 2004 625.10

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.364

Refusal to testify

Contempts, Minn. Statutes 2004 588.01, 2004 588.20

Public Utilities Commission, Minn. Statutes 2004 216B.29

Punishment, notaries public, Minn. Statutes 2004 359.11

Self-incrimination, see Fifth amendment rights under CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Registered nurses, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Registration of title, examiners of titles, Minn. Statutes 2004 508.13

Religious corporations, incorporation procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 315.01

Religious workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Retaliation against, employers, Minn. Statutes 2004 611A.036

Revenue Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 270.06, 2004 296A.20

Rulemaking hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 14.14

School board hearings, students, exclusion or expulsion, Minn. Statutes 2004 121A.47

Search warrants, support for issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 626.09

Seed Law, violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 18J.05

Sexual assault counselors, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Shootings, aid to shooting victims, Minn. Statutes 2004 604A.02, 2004 609.662

Signatures

Notarial acts, attesting signatures defined as, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.41

Procedure, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.42

Short form, Minn. Statutes 2004 358.48

Social workers, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Speech impaired persons, interpreters

Civil proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 546.42 to 2004 546.44

Criminal proceeding, Minn. Statutes 2004 611.30 to 2004 611.34

Spouses

Privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02

Testifying against spouse, prostitution, Minn. Statutes 2004 609.326

Swindling, Minn. Statutes 2004 629.364

Tax administration and compliance, Minn. Statutes 2004 289A.36

Tax arbitration boards, Minn. Statutes 2004 290.081, 2004 290.171

Tax Court, Minn. Statutes 2004 271.13, 2004 271.19

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2004 354.07

Telephone numbers, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 611A.035

Topographic surveys, Saint Louis County, Minn. Statutes 2004 383C.455

Transportation Department, proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2004 174.10

Travel expenses

Amount, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.22

Criminal cases, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.24, 2004 357.32

Nonresidents, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.32

Pardons Board, Minn. Statutes 2004 638.08

Payment in advance of travel, Minn. Statutes 2004 357.22, 2004 357.32

Travel outside of state of residence, Minn. Statutes 2004 634.06, 2004 634.07

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

Undercover buy fund, witness and victim protection, Minn. Statutes 2004 299C.065

Victims of crime, Minn. Statutes 2004 611A.035

Voir dire examinations, Minn. Statutes 2004 631.36

Voir dire, Minn. Statutes 2004 631.36

Waivers, privileges, health threat to others, reporting, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.4175

Water and Soil Resources Board hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 103A.335, 2004 103D.101

Water use permit hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 103G.311

Wiretapped evidence, persons overhearing, Minn. Statutes 2004 626A.11

Witness and victim protection fund

Creation, Public Safety Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 299C.065

Witness and victim protection programs

Participants, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.82, 2004 144.218, 2004 259.10

Wives, privileged communications, Minn. Statutes 2004 595.02, 2004 609.326

Workers' compensation insurance

Inspections, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.184

Workers' compensation, Minn. Statutes 2004 176.351, 2004 176.541